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ADVISORY – Wednesday in New Britain: Family Members of Katherine Colon Gather with Community Groups to Demand Information and Transparency Related to Death of Katherine Colon

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**MEDIA ADVISORY**

October 24, 2023

Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 – yonah@katalcenter.org

Follow online: #JusticeforKatherine | www.katalcenter.org 

Wednesday in New Britain: Family Members of Katherine Colon Gather with Community Groups to Demand Information and Transparency Related to Death of Katherine Colon

Colon was Killed Last Month by a New Britain Police Officer 


Hartford, CT – On September 21, 2023, Katherine Colon was struck by a speeding police officer in New Britain, CT. Since then, the family has been told they won’t get answers for months, and the Mayor of New Britain has not contacted the family. Her children, family, friends, and community members are distraught over the injustice of losing her to a sudden, violent, and senseless death. 

On Wednesday, October 25th, at 5:00 PM, Katherine’s family will gather with community groups at Saint George Church in New Britain. The group will then proceed to march to Central Park in downtown New Britain, where they will hold a vigil and press conference, demanding accountability from the City of New Britain. 

The family encourages people to wear red to the rally and bring flowers and candles to Central Park for the vigil. 

  • WHAT: #JusticeforKatherine Rally, Vigil, and Press Conference
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th at 5 PM
  • WHERE: Meet at Saint George’s Church (301 W Main Street, New Britain, CT) and march to Central Park in New Britain for a Vigil and Press Conference
  • WHO: Family Members of Katherine Colon, Katal Center, New Britain Racial Justice Coalition, Cultivating Justice, Community Members, and other community groups 

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