A four-part series presented by University of Hartford, Leadership Greater Hartford, and The Connecticut Mirror
The Two Connecticuts: Conversations about Race and Place
Session Four: Regionalism
Connecticut’s urban poor are circumscribed by city lines drawn hundreds of years ago, boundaries that confer extraordinary privilege on the state’s more affluent residents. Critics say it is unfair and inefficient, and perpetuates the underlying racism of the Two Connecticuts. Do we have the courage and imagination to consider regional policy-making, tax-sharing, or even regional governance? If we did, what would it look like?
- Tom Condon, CT Mirror urban and regional issues reporter
- Jason Rojas, majority leader in the state House of Representatives
- Rev. Trevor Beauford, senior pastor of the Union Baptist Church in Hartford
The panel will be moderated by John Dankosky, a longtime public radio personality and CT Mirror’s director of events.