Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018, will be among the featured speakers at Bridgeport Generation Now’s Civics 101 kickoff event Friday 6 p.m. at B:Hive Co-working Space, 930 Main Street, Downtown. Zimmerman’s insurgent race garnered a lot of media attention in her summer challenge of Susan Bysiewicz who won the primary on her way to a general election win running with Ned Lamont.
Bridgeport Generation Now invites the Bridgeport community to A Seat At The Table: Women at the Center for our Fight for Justice, The kickoff event to our 3rd Annual Civics 101 workshop.
A Seat at the Table: Women at the Center of our Fight for Justice is a conversation and celebration! Join us for a dialogue on living your values in 2019, with women invested in the fight for social equity and justice. We’ll hold space for what this looks like in the city of Bridgeport, and what women’s inclusion in the work means for Connecticut moving forward. After the conversation, stay for drinks, food, art and music by DJ Dana Cobbs.
Duanecia Evans, Core Member of Bridgeport Generation Now and Senior Managing Director of National Black Communities Alliance, will host the conversation with 4 amazing women thought leaders. Joining her will be Rev. Ina Anderson, CEO of Emerging Voices Productions; Laura McCargar; President of Perrin Family Foundation; Kaitlyn Shake, CT Women’s March Organizer and co-founder of the Fairfield Standing United Indivisible group; Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, Labor Organizer and 2018 candidate for lieutenant governor.
A Seat at the Table: Women at the Center of our Fight for Justice is sponsored by Fairfield County Community Foundations Fund for Women and Girls and B:Hive Co-Working Space.
About Bridgeport Generation Now’s 3rd Annual Civics 101 workshop.
Civics 101 features an impressive 20 civic workshop sessions! Held at the University of Bridgeport, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport on March 23rd and 24th, topics include: Know Your Local Government, Public Safety and Police Accountability, The Intersectionality between Spirituality and Social Movements, Participatory Budgeting, The Work of Anti-Racism, Women Employment and Entrepreneurship, How to Run a Political Campaign and many more. Additionally, a Youth Track will be co-facilitated by youth members of Bridgeport Generation Now and Make The Road CT. We will end the weekend with a Bridgeport focused interactive visioning exercise led by artist, educator and activist, Gerald Moore.
Workshop facilitators are some of Bridgeport’s most active civic leaders. In the house will be City Council Representatives Ernest Newton, Kyle Langan, and Christina Smith, Attorney and Police Commissioner Ed Farrow, Pastor Doran Wright, Former Bridgeport Police Officer Ron Bailey, Community Organizer Shamare Holmes, and many more! For the full list of workshop topics and facilitators please go to:
WHAT: Civics 101 Kickoff Event
WHO: Bridgeport Generation Now
WHERE: B:Hive Co-working Space – 930 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm