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October 2018

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daniel Family Commons, 45 Wyllys Ave.
Middletown, CT 06457
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Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond. Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of their students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores the goal to “prepare our students to engage in civic participation throughout their lives.” The elections of 2018 are a crucial…

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November 2018

Save the Date: Thousand Pines at the Westport Playhouse

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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Please mark your calendar for November 1 for the world premier of Thousand Pines, a play studying the aftermath of a school shooting, at the Westport Country Playhouse, a special performance to benefit CAGV.

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CAGV Youth Planning Forum

November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street
New HAven, CT 06510 United States
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Free

  Ever since Parkland, teens across CT have been organizing and leading local activities to bring attention to the crisis of gun violence in America. With the support of the #UNLOAD Foundation and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art CT Against Gun Violence is hosting a Gun Violence Youth Planning Forum on Nov 10 in New Haven. The forum is an opportunity for students who are interested in shaping and leading the gun violence prevention youth movement in CT to meet each other, share…

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December 2018

6th Annual Stamford Vigil of Hope to End Gun Violence

December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 150 Fairfield Avenue 
Stamford, Connecticut 06902 United States
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A partner in the 2018 Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence sponsored by the Newtown Foundation, The ENOUGH Campaign is holding its 6th Annual Stamford Vigil of Hope to End Gun Violence on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM, at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on 150 Fairfield Avenue in Stamford. Please come light a candle with us as we honor with action those lost to gun violence. Music, candle lighting, reflection. Free and open to the community. Parking in…

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January 2019

Safe Storage Press Conference

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Senator Blumenthal and other Connecticut gun violence prevention advocates will participate in this press conference to discuss initiatives to reduce instances of gun deaths and injuries due to unsecured fire arms. Please join us for this important event.

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Women’s March Hartford

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
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We are outraged. We are organized. They forgot that 5 million women lit the world on fire two years ago. On January 19, 2019, we’re going to remind them when we flood the streets of Washington, D.C., and Hartford, CT. 1/19/19 **March begins NOON** at the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park **Rally begins 1:00 PM North Steps of the Capitol Building Hartford CT FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZwaYEm1RdctjVLE_PALjRjbcrrs9lMm1h46wFSz2W0/edit?usp=sharing The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

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February 2019

Since Parkland: A Vigil & Call To Action In Support Of GVP

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT
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Please join CAGV to mark the one year anniversary of Parkland. We will remember those lost, acknowledge what has been achieved over the last year, let you know what you can do to support the movement and shine a light on the hope created by the surge in activism since.

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CT Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucas

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
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We are seeking input from the public, advocates, and lawmakers as it relates to their concerns and ideas about pressing policy issues concerning the Black and Latinos communities. Here's what you should know before testifying: - Sign-up sheets will be available in the Legislative Office Building Lobby from noon until 3:00 pm - Written testimony may be submitted in advance to Georgette.Cicero@cga.ct.gov - Speakers will be allowed to speak for a max of 3 minutes in order to allow everyone…

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Community Prayer Vigil

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mothers United Against Violence will lead a community prayer vigil for the loss of Jakari Lewis at 3155 Main Street (in the parking lot of Vibz Uptown), on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm. All are invited to take part.

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‎CAGV Danbury Area Legislative Forum

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interested in reducing gun deaths? Please join CAGV for an informative morning about our efforts to reduce gun violence in Connecticut and how YOU can help. Light refreshments will be served.

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