Category Archives: Community Events

Meeting to Launch Florida Boycott!

 WHO: Community members and activists  WHAT:  Designing a comprehensive response to the murder of Trayvon Martin  WHEN: November 24, 2013 … 4pm  WHERE: Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT (860) 249-1207  The Killing of Black and Brown … Continue reading

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12th ANNUAL HARTFORD TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

The 12th annual Hartford-area Transgender Day of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday evening, November 20th at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford at 7:00 pm. See more info at 2013 TDOR. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share via Reddit … Continue reading

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October 28th Op Ed in the Hartford Courant

There are many deeply troubling things about the murder of Trayvon Martin, not least of which is that, three months after George Zimmerman was found innocent, we seem to have stopped troubling ourselves about it. You remember what happened. Trayvon, … Continue reading

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You Matter

It’s been a week since a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Since then there have been countless articles, columns, debates, press conferences, marches and rallies all across the country. I’ve … Continue reading

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I Tremble For My Country

I’m not a big fan of laying blame. I think it’s divisive. But I’m going to do it anyways. I blame White America for a racist history and racist present that make it OK in 2013 to kill a young … Continue reading

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Press Conference on DOMA with Senator Dick Blumenthal

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DOMA Struck Down

I’m overwhelmed with joy. The Supreme Court’s rulings striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 are not only legal victories. They are victories for justice, morality, decency, equality and inclusion. They are affirmations that there … Continue reading

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Testimony in Support of Aid in Dying

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6645,  “An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients” March 15, 2013   Distinguished Members of the Public Health Committee: I am the Rev. Josh Pawelek, minister of the Unitarian … Continue reading

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Testimony in Support of a Homeless Bill of Rights

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 896, “An Act Concerning a Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights.” Public Health Committee, Connecticut General Assembly. March 15, 2013.  Distinguished Members of the Public Health Committee: I am the Rev. Josh Pawelek, minister … Continue reading

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Testimony on Reducing Racialized Mass Incarceration

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6511 “An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission Regarding the Enhanced Penalty for the Sale or Possession of Drugs Near Schools, Day Care Centers and Public Housing Projects” The Rev. Joshua … Continue reading

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