The Connecticut Health Divide: How Racism Contributes

Easton will hold its annual town meeting on Monday, April 26. As usual, the meeting will afford residents an opportunity to be heard on topics of keen local interest, foremost being the town’s proposed budget. But this year’s agenda will also tackle issues of broader concern that Continue reading “The Connecticut Health Divide: How Racism Contributes”

Exploring Historical and Present-Day Racism

The Easton Public Library and Christ Church Easton are co-hosting a free Zoom screening of the award-winning documentary, “Traces of the Trade,” on April 29 at 7 p.m.

By uncovering her family’s story, the filmmaker reveals this country’s slave trade history, focusing on the centrality Continue reading “Exploring Historical and Present-Day Racism”

Year in Review 2020: Social Justice

Eastonites joined with other Americans calling for social change following the horrific death of George Floyd, 46, during a police arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. Protests in response to Floyd’s brutal death and to police violence against other Black Americans spread quickly across Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Social Justice”

Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, August 24 to Sunday, August 30.

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Hughes Writes Open Letter to Colleagues on Systemic Racism

This open letter was written by state Rep. Anne Hughes, D-135th District, and other members of the Connecticut legislature asking them to add their names to this call for action to address issues of systemic racism.

Dear Colleagues,

Today, on this 65th anniversary of the lynching Continue reading “Hughes Writes Open Letter to Colleagues on Systemic Racism”

‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’

On Monday night I spoke at the community vigil for George Floyd. As part of my message, I said that Black Lives Matter, and also stated that blue lives and all lives matter. While I believe that all life is sacred, black lives specifically are at risk in our country because of systemic Continue reading “‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’”