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2021 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature

The 2021 Malka Penn Award goes to Kim Johnson for This is My America  Debut novel from author Kim Johnson offers young readers a critical look at justice in America “Kim Johnson has delivered a gripping story that tackles the human rights issues of historical racism, corruption, police brutality, and incarceration at a critical moment […]

One State, One Film: Mental Health and Mindfulness

One State, One Film: Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Healing: Strategies for Surviving Incarceration and Racial Trauma  Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:00pm REGISTER HERE WATCH  Path of Freedom JOIN THE VIRTUAL DISCUSSION Join members of the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice & Race, along with leading advocates in the fight for criminal justice reform in our […]

UConn Wins Global Recognition for Ethical Supply Chain Efforts

By Stephanie Reitz  ‘UConn has established itself as one of the premier institutions in the country in the area of human rights and ethical sourcing’ UConn is receiving global attention for its commitment to ethical supply chain management, licensing, and branding as the winner of the 2021 International Collegiate Licensing Association Service Award. In addition […]

One State, One Film: Prison Reform

One State, One Film: Prison Reform Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm REGISTER HERE WATCH  Breaking the Cycle JOIN THE VIRTUAL DISCUSSION 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 […]

Reflections on the Erasure of Violence Against Sex Workers Pre- and Post- Atlanta

By Erica MacDonald In the hours following the horrific murders at three Atlanta-area massage parlors on March 16, 2021, journalists and other commentators attempted to make sense of what motivated the killer. Debates and speculation began immediately regarding who these women were and what they had been doing. Were they sex workers? Victims of trafficking? Undocumented? It was assumed by many that answers […]

Cutline: Democracy and Community

  What do we want our democracy to look like? The present historic moment demands robust participation in our political system and commitment to the values on which it was built. How can we support participation by all members of our community? This month, Dodd Impact’s Democracy and Dialogues Initiative partnered with CT Humanities, Connecticut […]