JUSTICE & RACE
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Join members of the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice & Race, along with leading advocates in the fight for criminal justice reform in our State, to explore ways each one of us can support and promote a more equitable future for all. We will examine our respective roles in maintaining the status quo, examine ways to ensure accountability and hear from individuals who continue to advance the agenda forward.
One State One Film is a film series dedicated to exploring the intersection of race with different aspects of American life. Sponsored by the CT Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race, the films will cover the criminal justice system, voting access and other topics where racism most acutely impacts people of color. Panel discussions will help participants learn what they can do to combat racial injustice.
Participants in One State, One Film will view the films selected as part of the series on their own. There will then be a virtual panel discussion with experts who have worked to address these issues of racial justice. Participants will join the conversation to learn what they can do to make positive, tangible change in their communities.
about our panelists
Gavin Guerra is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and has worked creating computer generated visual effects for film and TV for 28 years as well as teaching those skills at the university level for 20 years. Since 2013, Gavin has been making a documentary film on the history of voting rights in the US as relates to race and is currently producing the new "space show" for the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
David J. Dennis is a civil rights activist active in the movement since the 1960s. He grew up in the segregated area of Omega, Louisiana, and worked as co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), as director of Mississippi's Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and as one of the organizers of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964.[
Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director at CT Data Collaborative. Michelle’s vision for CTData is to provide the public with accessible data that informs public decision making. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, writing poetry, and reading non fiction.
Zal Shroff is Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. At the Liman Center, he supervises students working on projects related to criminal justice reform and co-teaches the Liman Workshop. Previously, he worked for two years as a staff attorney and civil rights litigator at the ACLU of Kansas.
ONE STATE, ONE FILM SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 29
Panelists: James Jeter, Renee Montgomery, EJI
Tuesday, October 27
Let The People Decide
with Gavin Guerra, Producer & Filmmaker
Tuesday, November 17
Tuesday, December 15