Month: April 2018

Connecticut Social Movements

Throughout state history, everyday people have banded together on local and national issues to defy the status quo and call for change. The causes have been diverse, from anti-slavery, temperance, and universal suffrage to the Good Roads movement championed by Hartford bicycle innovator Albert Pope in the late 1800s. Often the struggle is long, as witnessed by indigenous groups’ quest for recognition and land rights. And sometimes it is violent, as seen in the Hartford and New Haven riots of the Civil Rights era. Noted Connecticut reformers include abolitionist Roger Sherman Baldwin, who defended the Amistad captives, and Estelle Griswold, who, in the 1960s, challenged the state’s...

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STUDY: Women of Color Living in Poverty Face Highest Risk of Eviction

A new report from Eviction Lab explores who is experiencing housing insecurity in the United States. Nearly one million American households received eviction notices in 2016, according to newly released data from a team of Princeton University researchers at Eviction Lab. On Saturday (April 7), The New York Times reported on the research, which examines 83 million eviction records that demonstrate widespread housing insecurity in both urban and rural locales around the country. The article spotlights Richmond, Virginia—the city with the second highest eviction rate in the nation—where eviction judgments are far more common in areas where people of color live than they are in predominantly White neighborhoods....

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Screening: Milwaukee 53206

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Yale Law School, Levinson Auditorium see map  127 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06511 Sponsored by RITM MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll that excessive jail sentencing takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206 to illuminate the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily effects of unjust and long...

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The Struggle Continues But Victory is Certain

LET’S TALK TUESDAY! | THE STRUGGLE IS ENDING “A Luta Continua.” The struggle continues. We hear the phrase all the time. Among our community of Black activists, it’s a rallying call, a way to close protests, speeches, emails, and social media posts. We rarely hear what used to be the second part of that call though: “A vitória é certa,” victory is certain. Over the years, we have come to focus more on the continuation of the struggle, and less on our ultimate victory. It’s like the refrain “we’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to...

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Here’s how to check if Facebook shared your data with Cambridge Analytica

In keeping with earlier promises, Facebook has rolled out a tool that will show users whether their data was in the hands of Cambridge Analytica or any other company that has since been banned from the platform for illicitly accessing people’s personal data — something that may lead to regulation of the social network. “Starting on Monday, April 9, we’ll show people a link at the top of their News Feed so they can see what apps they use — and the information they have shared with those apps. People will also be able to remove apps that they no longer...

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