CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards. The ceremony will be from 4:00-6:00pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. The awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends. This … More CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

Monday, October 30 – “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” On Monday, October 30 the Commission on Human Rights Opportunities will hold a forum on issues facing working parents. “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” will be held from … More CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

The Rainbow Court: How the Supreme Court is Changing the Lives of LGBT Americans while the Struggle Continues

By: Nick Kapoor, CHRO Commissioner The Supreme Court of the United States is at the apex of a co-equal branch of our government. Its decisions are usually final and affect the lives of every American. The Court has and continues to have a large impact on LGBT Americans. But is the fight over? Are LGBT … More The Rainbow Court: How the Supreme Court is Changing the Lives of LGBT Americans while the Struggle Continues

2017 KIDS COURT COMPETITION HELD AT THE STATE CAPITOL

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities hosted its annual Kids Court Competition at the State Capitol Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The competition caps off a month-long essay contest in which students from around the state submitted essays about civil rights issues in our nation, state, and local communities. This year’s essay topics focused on … More 2017 KIDS COURT COMPETITION HELD AT THE STATE CAPITOL

The Issue Regarding Re-Segregation in the Public School System

Over the last few years, re-segregation in school districts across the United States has become a pressing issue that isn’t often discussed. As the graduation rates of minorities across the United States continues to be much lower than their Caucasian counterparts, quality of education for these minority students must be addressed. One of the issues … More The Issue Regarding Re-Segregation in the Public School System

Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds Honored at Kristallnacht Commemoration in Orange, CT

On November 20, 2016, Congregation Or Shalom in Orange, CT held its 10th Anniversary commemoration of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when mobs attacked Jewish synagogues and business in Germany and Austria in 1938. Each year, the Congregation honors “Beacons of Light in the Darkness”; those who stood up to bigotry despite risk to … More Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds Honored at Kristallnacht Commemoration in Orange, CT

Bullying in Connecticut Addressed in the Wake of Orlando Massacre

In the wake of the Orlando Massacre, the Southeastern Connecticut Clergy Association, OutCT and representatives of the City of New London organized a public forum for June 29, 2016 entitled Take Action Orlando.   CHRO Attorney Alix Simonetti was among the featured presenters. Please see out last post for an overview of the forum. During the … More Bullying in Connecticut Addressed in the Wake of Orlando Massacre

“Take Action Orlando” Public Forum Addresses LGBT Discrimination in CT

In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre last month, a vigil was organized in New London, CT on June 14, 2016, as a way for community members in New London to demonstrate their solidarity with the LGBTQ victims of the massacre.  There was a large turnout for the vigil. As a follow up, the Southeastern … More “Take Action Orlando” Public Forum Addresses LGBT Discrimination in CT