The first Wednesday of every month Bridgeport Generation Now hosts The Bridgeport Antiracism Collective (BARC) a “multiracial space for individuals and community leaders committed to developing a personal practice of antiracism here in Bridgeport.”
Gen Now has also partnered with a New Orleans-based group to organize training for city officials.
More from CT Post reporter Cayla Bamberger:
The school district could host an anti-racism training session for elected officials and other leaders, according to a tentative plan passed by a school board committee on Tuesday night.
Bridgeport Generation Now, in partnership with the New Orleans-based People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, is organizing a free, 2.5-day training for board and city council members and others as space permits. Led by three national trainers, the workshop accommodates 40 participants this round. Participation is subsidized through a foundation-funded grant.
The plan is to hold the workshop at school facilities on April 1 through April 3, pending full board approval.
“(Participants) get to self-examine and understand how we have all been racialized in this country,” Gemeem Davis, vice president and co-director of Bridgeport Generation Now, said of the program. “How we might be carrying harmful ways of being into our lives and our work and our society right now, and how we can organize together to change that.”
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