Month: November 2016

Council report addresses ‘demand side’ of sex trafficking scourge

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Council has released an annual report showing an increase in the trafficking of minor children. The report was submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2017 and offers recommendations to state legislators on how to handle the demand for sex for pay. “For many people, sex and labor trafficking bring visions of foreign places and people, but this idea is false. In reality, sex and labor trafficking are happening in the state, to Connecticut residents,” the report says. The Trafficking in Persons Council’s End Demand Campaign seeks to;      Raise public awareness,      Engage...

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Snapshots: America’s school systems continue to grapple with race

Race Matters: How America’s schools wrestled with segregation in 2016 Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Chalkbeat Staff on December 22, 2016 In a year where race dominated the national conversation about identity and equality, American education systems grappled with issues of integration and segregation. Across America, school systems approached segregation with varied success. Two generations of students in Indianapolis lived through the failure of busing, while a Detroit charter school finds state laws in the way of diversity. In New York, schools inch closer to diversity through revamped admissions policies. These individual snapshots of how America’s cities struggle with...

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Greater New Haven observances for MLK Day

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy? If so, there are a number of events happening in Greater New Haven that welcome you. HAMDEN — The Hamden Black History Committee and The Office of the Mayor are hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Sunday, January 15 at 4pm at Christian Tabernacle Church located at 425 Newhall Street in Hamden. The 2017 theme is: “Preserving Our Legacy,  Restoring Our Community.”   NEW HAVEN — The  annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Love March steps off at  10:45 a.m. Sunday, January 15...

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