Small State, Big Debate: Race

The Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning, nonprofit public policy news organization, is holding its second statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race,” today at Fairfield University.

Follow the event starting at noon right here with the hashtag #ctrace.

The full event will feature New York Times columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and also includes sessions on education, health care, housing and criminal justice with discussions on the governor’s “second-chance society” and policy research. 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.

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

The overall objective of the event is to help answer the question: “How will public policy impact diverse populations in Connecticut in the immediate and distant future?”