Join us as we commemorate the filing of the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill school desegregation case with a community conversation on the history and future of educational equity in Connecticut and workshops highlighting the advocacy of Hartford parents and students.
It’s been 30 years since a group of parents from Hartford and surrounding towns came together to demand that the State of Connecticut correct the extreme segregation and inequity in the region’s schools. On Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we’ll examine the state of integration in Greater Hartford through the lens of Dr. King’s final published work, “From Chaos to Community: Where Do We Go From Here?”
How has the case shaped the education system since? What have we learned, and what does the future of integration look like?
Stay tuned for more information on panels, speakers and workshops!
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public although participants are encouraged to RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJgEM6bGqeZlAv0HKwzjIoAuJkA4EWyWoeMTs3NinKGU4tGQ/viewform
This event is sponsored by:
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
University of Connecticut
Connecticut Human Rights Commission