RACISM: Continuing the ConversationRacism: Continuing the Conversation

From the very beginning, The Connecticut Forum has confronted important, difficult and often controversial topics, including racism. Issues surrounding race and racism continue to challenge our communities and our nation, and The Connecticut Forum is committed to encouraging and supporting local discussion to continue the conversation.

Our Racism Forum on Dec. 3, 2015 began the community dialogue on a large scale; your discussions and community events, supported by CT Forum video clips, publicity and promotion, will keep the conversation going.


Your Local Discussions/Events on racism following the Dec. 3 CT Forum, Racism


The Racism: Continuing the Conversation campaign launches at The CT Forum’s Racism Forum on Dec. 3 and runs through February, 2016, though certainly conversations may continue throughout the year.


The Connecticut Forum will:

  • Serve as catalyst for conversations by providing resources, including CT Forum video clips, publicity and promotion, and guidance for facilitation and venue.
  • Promote and publicize existing conversations on racism being held throughout Greater Hartford in order to raise awareness and promote attendance via The CT Forum website, social media, CT Forum playbills and e-blasts.


Racism conversations may be presented in workplaces, schools and colleges, places of worship, and in non-profit and community venues. The Connecticut Forum on Racism will be at The Bushnell, in Hartford, Dec. 3, 8:00pm. More information is available at www.ctforum.org or 860-509-0909.


As part of our mission and “Forum LOCAL” initiative, The CT Forum seeks to encourage and present local discussion of Forum topics. It’s What We Do!

Join Us!

Initiate a conversation in your workplace, school, town, or organization.



“Let’s Talk About Race”

Capital Community College

Feb. 10, 2016 at 1:15PM

For more information contact Lissette Roman at 860.906.5086


“#Islamophobia: Who is spreading anti-Islam prejudice and what can be done?" 

YWCA - Soromundi Room, 135 Broad Street Hartford, CT

February 11, 2016 at 5:30PM 

For more information and to register visit www.ywcahartford.org/news_events/community-matters-islamophobia.html  


“James Baldwin 'The Price of the Ticket' Panel Discussion & Theatrical Presentation" 

Alumni Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

February 16, 2016 at 4:30PM 

For more information visit www.webcapp.ccsu.edu/?calendar=604&data  


“Salons at Stowe - Criminal Justice Reform in Connecticut" 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT

February 18, 2016 from 5:30-7:15PM  

For more information visit https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/worxcms_published/calendar_page1009.shtml 


“Continuing the Conversation: Safe Space, Race, Racism”  

Mt. Carmel Auditorium, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

February 23, 2016 at 7:00PM

For more information visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/honors-program/


“Being Black in CT" 

Alumni Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

February 25, 2016 from 9:25-11:00AM 

For more information visit www.webcapp.ccsu.edu/?calendar=625&data  


“Stowe Salons at Lunch - The Oscars, Hollywood & Race" 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT 

March 9, 2016 from noon-1PM 

For more information visit https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/worxcms_published/calendar_page1011.shtml 


Do you have an upcoming discussion/event?
Do you need assistance planning a discussion/event?

To provide information on a discussion/event you are planning, or to request assistance in securing a venue or discussion facilitator Call Haley at: 860-509-0909 x 18 OR Email us at: [email protected].