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HONORING FORMER AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATORS

February 22, 2017 the Commission on Equity and Opportunity recognized and honored former African-American Legislators at the State Capitol. The Commission honored: Reginald Beamon, Joseph Mann, Ernest Hewett, Ernest Newton, Eric Coleman, Thomas Coble, Thirman L. Milner, Sanford Cloud, Jr., Judge Maurice B. Mosley, Bruce Morris, Sr., Kenneth Green, Marie Kirkley-Bey, Thomasina Clemons, Charles Clemons, Jr. and Andre Bumgardner.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT

The énigme exhibit was displayed in the State Capitol/Legislative Office Building Concourse from February 15th – February 28th.  The Artist, Hertz Nazaire was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and has been painting and sharing his love for art in Bridgeport, CT for over 20 years. Bridgeport Senators Marilyn Moore and  Edwin Gomes  stopped by to welcome the artist and view the exhibit.

ANNUAL INFORMATION SHARING EVENT

February 15th and 16th in the State Capitol/Legislative Office Building Concourse CEO held its annual “Information Sharing” event. Governmental, nonprofit, historic, cultural and health organizations that have service connections and/or historical significance to the African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Latino and Puerto Rican communities shared information with Representative Juan Candelaria, Representative Ezequiel Santiago, Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and Representative Geraldo Reyes Jr. as well as others that attended the event.

COMCAST NEWSMAKER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUBIRA GORDON

Comcast Newsmakers is a short-form news platform where leaders and innovators exchange ideas and tackle the issues facing communities across America. Subira Gordon, Executive Director of CEO lets viewers know the challenges of representing the 30 percent of Connecticut’s population who are underserved and underrepresented. The interview segment was taped in February at Infinity Hall and can be viewed at: www.comcastnewsmakers.