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Legislative Brunch for Racial Equity in Education

  • Housatonic Community College - Events Center 900 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport, CT, 06604 United States (map)

What responsibility do legislators have to advance racial equity & justice in our schools?

Featuiring Lisa Graustein -
Lisa has over 20 years experience as an out youth worker, teacher, activist, and teacher trainer. Currently, Lisa works with district charter and private schools in Boston to increase racial and gender equity. She holds an M.Ed in Racial Justice Education. She is a facilitator for both Beyond Diversity 101 (, a 5 day intensive workshop, and White People Challenging Racism. Lisa is a mother, a Quaker and an artist. (

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10:30-10:45 Sign in & food

10:45 Welcome

11-12:30 “The Historical Roots of Inequity and Resistance in Public Education” - Lisa Graustein

12:30-12:40 Break

12:40-1:25 Equity Data & Research (Achievement, Discipline, Funding) - Daniel Long (CT Voices for Children)

1:30-2 "What's The Problem? Public Education Funding, Race, and Place in CT"- Robert Cotto (Lecturer, Trinity College & Doctoral Student, UCONN)

2-2:30 Panel Discussion - Barbara Lopez (Make The Road CT), Leon Smith (Center for Children’s Advocacy), Renae Reese (CT Education Equity Campaign)