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ADVISORY: Upcoming Virtual Forum on Impact of Systemic Racism on Public Education


JUNE 8, 2020

CONTACT: Amy Dowell |

ADVISORY: Upcoming Virtual Forum on Impact of Systemic Racism on Public Education

What: In what has been a devastating time for our nation, Connecticut elected leaders are now considering how to use this time to change long overdue policies in pursuit of educational opportunity and to address systemic racism. Tomorrow, to help further that conversation, Democrats for Education Reform CT will host a virtual forum with DFER National President Shavar Jeffries and State Representative Jason Rojas to discuss the ways in which housing, school discipline, resource equity, and criminal justice lawsamong other issuesimpact the manner in which schools are run, children learn, and our public education system functions.


  • Shavar Jeffries, National President of Democrats for Education Reform, and Civil Rights Attorney

  • Representative Jason Rojas, Co-Chair of General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee

When: Tuesday, June 9th at 2pm | Press availability to follow formal agenda


About Democrats for Education Reform CT:

The state chapter of a national organization, Democrats for Education Reform CT advocates for change guided by progressive values. We seek to promote great educational opportunities and achievement for all by increasing equity, protecting civil rights, and strengthening the social safety net. We are building a political pipeline of Democratic leaders who will improve our education system so that it better serves students and families.


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