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A Conversation on Mass Incarceration

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM EST for the live webinar on Mass Incarceration session four in the six-part series “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism.”

Join Vera’s Vice President for New Initiatives Kica Matos and Dr. Anka Badurina, Executive Director at The Center for Immigrant Opportunity for a conversation about the enduring legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and mass incarceration. Our panelists will discuss the convergence of the criminal justice and immigrant legal system with a particular focus on Connecticut.

New Canaan Library, New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, New Canaan Community Foundation, Interfaith Council of New Canaan, and the Grace Farms Foundation are collaborating to co-host an important series to address our community’s understanding of race and racism. “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism” is a six-part series, designed to bring our community together in developing a common understanding of the history, policy, and experiences shaping present-day discussions of race.

Kica Matos - Vice President, InitiativesKica Matos is the Vice President, Initiatives at the Vera Institute of Justice. Matos joined Vera in 2019 as the director of the Center on Immigration and Justice. Prior to joining Vera, Kica was the director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change, an organization whose mission is to empower the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve the policies that affect their lives. Kica has been a national advocate for immigration reform and coordinated the work of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, the nation’s largest network of immigrant rights organizations. She has extensive experience as an advocate, community organizer, and lawyer.

Discussions to Collaboration

Thank you all who took part in bringing this important series to the New Canaan community!


October 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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