Sheff Movement Hosts National Day of Healing Event


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Sheff Movement Hosts National Day of Healing Event

On Tuesday, January 17, The Sheff Movement, together with Hartford's Toivo Center, proudly joins more than 130 organizations across the country that are hosting events to reflect on the need for racial healing in a time when rising divisiveness threatens the fabric of our society. Hartford National Day of Racial Healing will bring together a diversity of people whose work involves issues of race relations, equity, social justice, education, community building, and activism in Greater Hartford. Participants will share their experiences with one another and explore the concept of, and practice, self-care.
Tuesday, January 17
1pm - 2:30pm
Toivo, 300 Franklin Avenue, Hartford

The National Day of Racial Healing, an initiative of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, supports activities by community, civic, government and corporate leaders nationwide that will spur efforts to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive.
"As a nation, we must come to terms with the deep divides in our communities," said WKKF President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.  "Our nation is crying out for healing, which can only come with a shared understanding of our collective past and a sustained effort to dismantle the structures, policies, practices and systems that divide us, and perpetuate conscious and unconscious bias."

Next Sheff Movement Meeting: 
Hands-On Design Challenge Follow-up!

January 28th
Sheff Movement Offices
(75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join us at the next Sheff Movement coalition meeting, where we will continue to build on the great discussions and ideas that came out of October's Education Design Challenge! At this meeting:
  • Brainstorm concrete solutions to some of main needs we've identified, both during and since the design challenge;
  • Prototype our ideas for solutions into real-world projects; and,
  • Learn about our post-design challenge timeline and discuss next steps for choosing which projects we'll focus on in 2017.
We'll also:
  • Receive updates about Sheff settlement negotiations and current events
  • Discuss 2017 advocacy strategy and priorities
  • Provide input to help strengthen SMC's communications efforts
  • Hear about SMC's current fundraising efforts
Upcoming Events of Interest

January 17
National Day of Racial Healing Hartford
Toivo, 339 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
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January 21
RSCO Fair @ Academy of Science and Innovation
600 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053
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January 25
Open Choice Program Info Session
CREC, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
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January 28
10am - 4pm
Whose Education
215 South St, Hartford, CT 06114
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January 30
Zoning: How Local Decisions Shape Our Communities' Future
More Info
February 3
Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program
Grants to assist local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers and nonsectarian, nonprofit organizations in establishing after-school and summer programs that increase student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation.
February 4
Education Expo @ Sport and Medical Sciences
280 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
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February 11
RSCO Fair @ Conard High School 
110 Beechwood Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
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February 15
Open Choice Pre-K+Kindergarten Ice Cream Social/Info Session
CREC, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
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February 15-17
Magnet Schools of America National Policy Training Conference
Washington, DC
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February 17
"12 Steps for a Better World" Competition
What Kids Can Do invites students and teachers to create their own unique list of small steps for a better world.
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February 28
RSCO Lottery Application Due DateApply
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