UPCOMING EVENTS: CHAPTER MEETING & talk on title ix MAY 22
The Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut will meet Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seminar Roomat the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. Attorney Jon Orleans will speak about the Quinnipiac University Title IX case, which is being settled with an agreement that the university devote equal resources to its women's athletics program. The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
- "Racial Profiling: Islamophobia, East Haven, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline" was the topic of a panel discussion April 25 sponsored by the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the Saint Joseph College School of Humanities and Social Science. The distinguished panelists were Michael Lawlor, Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning for the state Office of Policy and Management; Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations; Hannah Benton, Staff Attorney for the Center for Children's Advocacy; and Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, Associate Professor of Polical Science at Quinnipiac University. The moderator was Todd Fernow, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Law Clinic at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
- The Central Connecticut Chapter hosted a follow-up Feb. 8 to its November event on prison reform. Lobbyist Betty Gallo spoke about the legislative agenda for the ACLU-CT and took questions.
- The Central Connecticut Chapter of the ACLU-CT hosted a panel discussion and Q&A on the Connecticut prison system. Discussion topics included the cost of incarceration and the impact on taxpayers, conditions for prisoners, the efforts for re-entry programs, as well as the legal obstacles and ACLU-CT position on prison reform.
Laresse Harvey, ex-offender and Policy Director of A Better Way Foundation
Bill Dyson, former Connecticut state representative
Amy Meek, New Haven coordinator for the Mayor's Prison Re-Entry Initiative
David McGuire, ACLU-CT staff attorney
Jim Amis, former correctional ombudsman
Moderator: Don Noel, retired journalist and immediate past chair of the ACLU-CT