State Heroine Prudence Crandall Honored at the Capitol

Carolyn Anderson and Brian Festa, CHRO Human Rights Attorneys, were on hand to witness a ceremony honoring Prudence Crandall at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  The ceremony honored the life and accomplishments of our “State Heroine,” who founded the first school in New England for the education of African-American women.  The event … More State Heroine Prudence Crandall Honored at the Capitol

PRESS RELEASE: CHRO APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF COMBAT ROLES FOR WOMEN

HARTFORD, CT – Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently announced that all combat jobs in the military will be open to women for the first time. As with the racial integration of the armed forces and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the full expansion of combat roles for women represents the opening of another … More PRESS RELEASE: CHRO APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF COMBAT ROLES FOR WOMEN

CHRO Connects: UConn’s Human Rights Institute

On Wednesday October 8, 2014, Civil Rights Policy Fellow Danielle Caron connected with UConn’s Human Rights Institute at their showing of the film Freedom Summer. This showing was part of the larger Human Rights Film Series being put on monthly at the Storrs campus. For a complete list of events from the Human Rights Institute, … More CHRO Connects: UConn’s Human Rights Institute

CHRO Connects: Forced Out! From Conflict to Connecticut

On Tuesday October 7, 2014 Civil Rights Policy Fellow Danielle Caron attended an event titled “Forced Out! From Conflict to Connecticut: The Story of Refugees in our State.” This event took place at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT and was presented by The World Affairs Council of Connecticut. The World Affairs … More CHRO Connects: Forced Out! From Conflict to Connecticut

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