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Join 32BJ SEIU and community allies for a rally to defend the rights of Connecticut immigrants, and celebrate the richness of our diverse state. We are #HereToStay! We will also be standing in solidarity with the #ClimateMarch in Washington DC on this day.

32BJ SEIU Connecticut; 1199 SEIU New England; The 4Cs SEIU 1973; Action Together CT; AFL-CIO; American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut; AFT Connecticut; Amistad United Church of Christ; Black and Latino Caucus of the CT State Legislature; Center for Latino Progress; Connecticut Center for a New Economy; Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA); Connecticut Students for a Dream; Council of American Islamic Relations Connecticut (CAIR-CT); CT NOW; Fight for $15; Hispanic Federation; Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services; Make the Road CT; Moral Mondays CT; New Haven’s Peoples Center; North United Methodist Church;Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Rehoboth Church of God, SEIU-State Council; Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA); UAW Region 9A; Working Families Party

Organizations or supporters who wish to join the coalition are welcome! Please contact Rochelle at

***We are looking for local performers from the immigrant community who would like to showcase their talent at this event! Contact: Rochelle at***

***Estamos buscando artistas de la comunidad inmigrante que les gustaría exhibir sus talentos en este evento! Contacte a Rochelle:***

Unase con la 32BJ SEIU y nuestros aliados de la comunidad a defender los derechos de los inmigrantes de Connecticut, y a celebrar la riqueza de nuestra diversidad. ¡Aquí estamos para quedarnos! También estaremos en solidaridad con la marcha para la clima en Washington DC en la misma fecha.

GUARDA LA FECHA: El sábado 29 de abril
1:00-3:00 PM
Connecticut State Capitol- North Steps
* Musica * Comida * Historias *


Posted: April 13, 2017 in Events, We Love Queers

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May 5-7

New Haven Green

Join us in celebrating the lives of Black Lgbtq+ folks in our community. Friday we March, Saturday we party and Sunday we sit down as a community and learn from eachother. ALL PROCEEDS COLLECTED THIS WEEKEND WILL GO TO THE TRANS*-HEALTH INFORMATION PROJECT (T.I.P). As we get closer we will update on the official addresses and event descriptions.

Fighters for Justice

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Connecticut Bail Fund is a nonprofit organization that protects the rights of the accused by paying bail for those who cannot afford it. Since late November, the Fund has provided bail for fifteen individuals — 9 men, 5 women, and 1 child — all of whom would have otherwise languished in pretrial detention due to poverty alone. Thanks to our intervention, these individuals were able to maintain their jobs, custody of their children, access to healthcare, and shelter placements — without enduring the traumas of jail time. Moreover, they can now fight their charges from a position of freedom, instead of pleading guilty just to get out of jail. As a donor-funded operation, our success in combatting wealth-based jailing is entirely dependent on the generosity of the community. Because bail payments are refunded after case disposition, Connecticut Bail Fund operates on a revolving basis, with all contributions assisting defendant after defendant, family after family.

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On the anniversary of his assasination, we will come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who risked his life to advance progress and #resist oppression during the Civil Rights movement. Forty-nine years later, we are #StillResisting.

Join leaders of the Fight for $15 movement on Tuesday, April 4th for a teach-in and march for economic and racial justice.  The Fight for $15 movement has become a national force and model for effective #resistance, having won victories for workers all around the country.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave, Hartford, Ct.
5:30PM Doors Open

6:00PM Teach-In
Participate in a Teach-in with workshops & discussions about how to employ the best strategies and tactics for effective #resistance.

Hear from community speakers and participate in breakout sessions to discuss what #resistance and victory looks like in the following sessions –

>Economic justice
>The right to healthcare
>Racial justice
>Immigrant rights

Food and child care will be provided.

8:00PM March and Vigil
Following the teach-in, we will join together in a candlelit vigil and march calling for a living wage and job protections for healthcare workers, who are struggling to get a fair contract and being threatened with losing their jobs for not rushing through patient visits.


The march will culminate in a rally outside Community Health Services to support our brothers and sisters in the healthcare worker community.

For more information, contact Fight for $15 and a Union

Wonderful day marching with others in the Equality March, Hartford Ct. Here are some links for some great photos.

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The other side of the Oily Oligarchs signs say, “A Nasty Way to Treat Our Mother, (with a picture of the earth).

Over at Real Hartford Kerri has some great photo’s of the day. Check out the article, March, Equality March out HERE.

Photos and comments are being posted over at the Equality March page. Go to HERE.

Be sure to check out, Exercising Our Rights: This is what Democracy Looks Like.. The Divine Miss Bri’s R.A.I.N Blog HERE.

For more information on this See Shut Down Transphobia in New Haven.

For more on this art see Brainshock Zeta, Art Work By Zachariah Scott HERE.

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Saturday, March 25 at 12 PM – 2 PM

State House Square

10-90 State House Square, Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Check out the info HERE

We are doing it again!! We did this right after the election and it was pretty successful, but lots of people reached out and said they would have come if they knew. NOW YOU KNOW.
This is a rallying call for all the environmental, human and animal rights groups to come together and march peacefully for equality.

Spread the word.

Make your signs, bring your friends, dress comfortably.

LGBTQ folks will be building a contingent for this march. Look for the Rainbow and Trans Flag. Come Out and Join us. Let’s stand up for our Transgender youth who have taken the first hit fired by the regime in DC against our community. Together we will stand taller than their smaller.