Upcoming CT CJ Reform Call
We’re one week away from our March CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call! As the second week of the session closes, criminal justice reform is one of the biggest legislative issues this year. Earlier this week, Senate Republicans released a plan to further criminalize young people, and roll back the 2020 police accountability law. These types of regressive proposals will harm adults and youth across Connecticut. . Other important criminal justice reforms that will be discussed this session include the future of Manson Youth Institution, the ending of solitary confinement, proposed changes to the Whiting Task Force, and much more.
If you’re interested in learning more about the current legislative session and what’s happening with criminal justice reform in Connecticut, then you don’t want to miss this call. Every month we’re joined by organizers, advocates, and community members working on every aspect of criminal justice reform in the state — and each call starts with an insider report from the lobbyist, about what’s happening behind the scenes.
Register here to join us on Thursday, March 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.If you have any questions about the statewide call or would like to be a presenter on the call, please contact Kenyatta at email@example.com.
Joining The Connecticut Forum
This Friday, we are joining The Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell theater for their The Fight for Racial Justice: Understanding and Dismantling Systemic Racism, event featuring Julián Castro, Cathy Park Hong, Baratunde Thurston, and moderator Melissa Harris-Perry. We are being highlighted at the forum for our work in advancing racial justice in Connecticut.
We will have a table during the event and we hope you can stop by. Register here to attend.
ICYMI: Katal in the Hartford Courant
Earlier this month, the Hartford Courant published an op-ed by our Director of Organizing, Kenyatta Muzzanni, titled, “Legislative proposal would criminalize young people in insidious new ways.” Read the full op-ed here.
In the op-ed, we call on Connecticut lawmakers to reject proposals to criminalize young people, protect the criminal justice gains we have made, and focus on community-driven change during this year’s legislative session.
Katal Quotes of the Week
“It’s easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.”
– Bob Moses
“Oppressed people, whatever their level of formal education, have the ability to understand and interpret the world around them, to see the world for what it is, and move to transform it.” – Ella Baker
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