Hope to see you at Bridging the Gap: A Dream Deferred

Festivities start in one hour at Memorial Hall on Central Connecticut State University’s New Britain campus. This is the cap of a semester spent looking at wealth and income inequality through the prism of race. We’ll have students’ work on display, a light meal, and then we’ll all settle in to listen to Tim Wise. …

Listen to “Where We Live” today and hear some incredible students.

At 9 a.m. this morning, three CCSU students — Lindsay Grant, Signe Lambertsen, and Jackson Rioux — are appearing on WNPR’s “Where We Live” to talk about our Dec. 10 event, ¬†Bridging the Gap: A Dream Deferred. You can listen here. The CCSU communication department has spent the last semester looking at wealth and income …

Check out my CCSU class’s inequality blog

Right here. The class, COMM 345, Writing for Electronic Media, is studying wealth and income inequality through the prism of race. We’re capping the semester with a Bridging the Gap event on campus, ¬†and you’re invited: 5 p.m., a buffet dinner 5:30, live judging of students’ work (writing, photography, videography) 7, keynote speaker Tim Wise, …

So where will we be when Baltimore “calms down?”

Back to “business as usual?” Back to an unquiet calm that’s waiting for the next indecent shooting, the next wrong traffic stop, the next harassment? (For the broader view, read this by the great Ta-Nehisi Coates, of The Atlantic, and this year’s Stowe Prize winner. He writes, of his watching his native city: Now, tonight, …