The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, in partnership with CWCSEO, is inviting you to a statewide Human Rights Conference on October 28th. This full day event will focus on bringing together local human rights commissions, social justice groups, agencies, and stakeholders to support each other in protecting civil rights in Connecticut.
The event will be from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. There will be a series of workshops over three sessions throughout the day:
The day will begin at 9:30 am in a general session using this link. The opening general session will have introductory remarks and directions for the day. The general session link be used during the lunch presentation and at the closing.
The lunch presentation will be held from 12:00 to 12:45 pm and feature award-winning scholar, professor, and frequent news media contributor Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean giving a presentation on "Journalism in the New Era of Civil Rights."
Movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have changed the national conversation. The protests that erupted across the world in the wake of George Floyd's murder have brought issues of racial justice to the forefront of the national conversation. Debates over public health measures have become entwined with debates over religious rights and accessibility for those with disabilities. How those conversations are covered by journalists affects the course they take. Join Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean for a presentation on how journalism has shaped and been shaped by the this new era of civil rights.
Session 1 - 10:15 to 11:45
Session 2 - 1:00 to 2:30
- Policing in Our Communities
- What's Next After the Eviction Moratorium Expires
- COVID's Effects in Employment and Housing
Session 3 - 2:45 to 4:00
- Contract Compliance Set Asides for Municipal Public Works Contracts
- Service and Emotional Support Animals, Mental Health Issues, and Housing
- CHRO 101 - Sexual Harassment, #MeToo, and the CHRO Process
This event qualifies for CLE Credits for Legal Professionals in CT.
The event will be remote and held over Microsoft Teams. For more information about using Teams to join the conference, click here.
To register for the event, follow this link.
Contact us for more information.
|Presented by the CHRO in partnership with CWCSEO|