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© 2019 by the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice, and Race. Hartford photo by Doug Kerr.

THE CONNECTICUT

COLLABORATIVE

 ON 

POVERTY, CRIMINAL

JUSTICE & RACE

who we are

The Connecticut Collaborative is a coalition of organizations and individuals working at the intersection of the issues of poverty, criminal justice and race throughout the state. 

OUR HISTORY

The Collaborative was formed in Hartford, Connecticut in early 2018 in order to encourage continuous dialogue and action that address structural inequities in our communities and in our criminal justice system until these inequities are addressed and removed.  Hartford-based Everyday Democracy organized individuals and organizations throughout the state whose work or passions intersect, or touch in any way on the areas of poverty, criminal justice and race.  The Collaborative continues to grow through regular meetings with members and organizing future events.

In November 2018, the Collaborative launched during the inaugural A Time To Talk event, which took place at the Chrysalis Center.  The event featured Peter Edelman, American lawyer, policy maker, law professor, and author of Not a Crime to be Poor, who participated in a panel discussion and community dialogues. This day of dialogue represented a broad cross-section of Connecticut residents and included not only those who may have been justice-involved or justice-impacted, but also elected officials, community agencies, businesses, and support networks throughout the state -- all gathered to discuss and develop action steps toward correcting the inequities in the system.

The 2019 Planning Team

Alicia Alamo

Shelby Brown

Vivien Blackford

Victoria Christgau

Andrew Clark

Anderson Curtis

Amber Elliot

Stephen Fagbemi

Richard Frieder

Charmane Glass-Tripp

Sue Gunderman

Gus Marks-Hamilton

G. Duncan Harris

Sandy Heierbacher

Brittany Kane

Sandy Lominico

Brendan Lounsbury

Darryl McGraw

Nutan Mishra

Francine Nichols

Ashley Stewart

Kenyatta Thompson

Sagacity Walker

Michelle White

2019 PARTNERS

We are also grateful for our partners at the University of Connecticut:

Glenn Mitoma

Patricia O'Rourke

Nana Amos

The 2018 Planning Team

Shelby Brown, lead

Vivien Blackford

Andrew Clark

Anderson Curtis

Amber Elliot

Stephen Fagbemi

Richard Frieder

Charmane Glass-Tripp

Sue Gunderman

Gus Marks-Hamilton

G. Duncan Harris

Sandy Heierbacher

Sandy Lominico

Brendan Lounsbury 

Darryl McGraw

Nutan Mishra

Francine Nichols

Sandy Rodriguez

Ashley Stewart

Kenyatta Thompson

Sagacity Walker

Michelle White