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The Two Connecticuts: Conversations about Race and Place

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A four-part series presented by University of Hartford, Leadership Greater Hartford, and The Connecticut Mirror


This session defines and examines racism–how it alienates, isolates, and otherwise keeps people of color from reaching their potential and being welcomed into the other Connecticut. It also will take a close look at how racism negatively affects our economy.

Event Panelists

  • William Tong, Attorney General of the State of Connecticut
  • Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Dana Peterson, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at The Conference Board

The panel will be moderated by Lucy Nalpathanchil, executive producer and host of CT Public’s “Where We Live.”

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.