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Katal Connecticut Update — April 25, 2024

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Cultivating Justice

Our Cultivating Justice project is continuing to build and grow power in Middletown. Last week, we installed new bees, and had soil delivered to the farm! This week, Cultivating Justice leaders attended a tableting event at the annual Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Career Expo in Middletown CT. We met with local high school students in Middlesex County introducing them to farming, chicken keeping, community organizing and connected them to Miller Street Community Farm. We were able to meet students interested in farming and talk to them about careers in agriculture based in Connecticut. This year we will expand this Cultivating Justice by adding 13 acres at Lovie’s Farm for students and families in Middlesex County. We had the students who visited the table suggest names for the two chickens hatched by Chicks Ahoy Farm FLOC members of Cultivating Justice and Chicks ahoy Farm’s Avian Embryology project.

Upcoming Groundwork & Soil Day!

Join us on Sunday, April 28th 12pm at Miller Bridge Community Farm at 18 Miller Street, Middletown for Ground Work. Take off your shoes, connect with the earth, and help us fill the raised beds!

Register here: katal.info/GroundWork

Next Thursday: Cultivating Justice Meeting at 6:30PM!

Our next Cultivating Justice’s monthly meeting is next week, May 2nd at 6:30PM. Register to attend here: Cultivating Justice meeting

Sign and share a petition to support the community farm! Follow Cultivating Justice on Instagram here. To learn more about the Miller Street Bridge community, watch the video here.

Middletown Monthly Meeting

Live in Middletown and care about your community? Join us every Second Wednesday of the month at 6PM for a Middletown Community Meeting! The next Middletown Community Meeting will be held on May 8th at 6pm! Register here!

Connecticut Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call - Thursday May 16th, 2024 - 11am

Our next CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform call will be Thursday, May at 16th 11am. Please register for the call here. 


We are in our final days of the CT Legislature which closes on May 8th, 2024. On our call we’ll hear from the lobbyist about what came out of the CT Legislature and the budget as we’ll hear from organizers and advocates about campaigns that they’ve been working on. If you’re interested in presenting please reach out to Maribel@katalcenter.org

We're hiring a Community Organizer

We’re hiring a Community Organizer in Connecticut. Full job details here. Please share this in your networks. If you’re interested in applying, please do so asap — we’re reviewing applications immediately. More details can be found in the job posting on our website.

Katal Quotes of the Week

Katal Quotes of the Week

“A democratic state is not proven by the welfare of the strong but by the welfare of the weak.” – June Jordan

 

“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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