Monday, March 5, 2012

Citizens in Action: Grassroots groups teach advocacy skills

Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are offering a Legislative Advocacy Training Tuesday, March 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the New Haven People's Center, 37 Howe St.
The organizations will give participants background on five bills being considered by the Connecticut General Assembly that affect civil rights, and teach people how to prepare and give testimony before a legislative committee.

Here the bills that will be addressed Tuesday:
¡La legislatura de Connecticut está considerando cambios de ley que afecten nuestros derechos humanos! Aprenda sobre propuestas de ley sobre:

Racial Profiling by The Police - Discriminación racial por la policía
Right to Record The Police - Nuestro derecho de grabar video de la policía
Abolishing the Death Penalty - Aboliendo la pena de muerte
Red Light Cameras & Surveillance - Uso de cámaras de vigilancia por la policía
Medical Use of Marijuana - Uso medicinal de marijuana

Pizza will be served.

For more information, contact (para mas informacion, puedes llamar) Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) at (203) 479-2959.

For those who may be reading this from the Hartford area, the University of Connecticut's Urban Community Studies Program will be sponsoring two events this week.

On Wednesday, March 7 there will be a discussion at 7 p.m. on economic individuality and social activism.

On Thursday, March 8 local community activists and organizers will share experiences and tools that can be used to create change.

Both events will be held at the UConn Greater Hartford campus, Room 104 in the Information Technology Building, 1796 Asylum St., West Hartford.

Special thanks to the the sponsors of the New Haven and West Hartford gatherings.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such an interesting story to read and I enjoyed reading it as well. Keep up the good work. Spice Tropical

June 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM 

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