Tickets sales continue for The Connecticut Mirror’s statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race,” with only limited seating remaining for the following three sessions:

  • Data: The Cost of Racial Hostility on a Black Presidential Candidate – Using Google Search Data to Find What Surveys Miss
  • Education: School Choice – Adding Context to Sheff v. O’Neill
  • Income: Urban Disparities and the Racial Wealth Gap

The full event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Fairfield University. Find all the details here.

The event will feature New York Times columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and include sessions on criminal justice, education, health care, data and housing. The event will focus on the question: “How will public policy impact diverse populations in Connecticut in the immediate and distant future?”

The day will also feature a Mirror and TrendCT hackathon, focusing on Connecticut’s racial profiling data, which records every traffic stop in the state. A reception will cap the day’s event.

The event is sponsored by The Tow Foundation, The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, the Newman’s Own Foundation, The Melville Charitable Trust and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

If you are a teacher or administrator and interested in bringing 20 students to the event, please contact Mirror Publisher Brett Orzechowski at for more information. Each sponsor has purchased tickets for classes in Fairfield County and across the state.

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