EmpowHer Event, Iftar Celebration, and more

April 12, 2024

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Hey Neighbors,

I hope this email finds you in good spirits!
I wanted to start off by wishing you Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May our fasting be accepted.

This week, the Connecticut House of Representatives will be in session on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 at 11am.

Watch live: CT-N.com

Stay up to date: housedems.ct.gov

Calendar of events: cga.ct.gov

The rest of this email has more updates on what I've been up to at the Capitol and more. Below are some helpful links to click on to jump between sections.

The Session Summary
Last month, on International Women’s day, I hosted EmpowHer, a women’s safety and resource summit, which included an informative panel, organization resource fair and community recognitions. The discussion was rich and insightful and I am committed to continuing the conversation on ensuring safety for all people in the state of Connecticut.
I was also so proud to host the 2nd Annual Iftar celebration recently. The gathering included Muslim representation from all over the state including Hartford, Berlin, Avon, New Britain, New Haven, Waterbury, New London, Bridgeport and more. Thank you to all who helped make this possible. Ramadan Mubarak to all those who celebrated.
The Community Calendar
April 20, 11am - Samba Fest

Location: 300 Summit St. Hartford

Samba Fest is thrilled to return for its 16th year as a beloved celebration of music, dance, community, and the arts on Saturday, April 20th, 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on the Trinity College Gates Quad (300 Summit St. Hartford CT, 06106 — in front of the Austin Arts Center). In partnership with Trinity College’s Bicentennial celebrations, the event will feature a participatory “Bicentennial Big Bang” with 200 drummers and international guest artists, as well as performances by Henrique Eisenmann and Téka, Kainga Music, Trinity Samba and Steel ensembles, and a Capoeira workshop with Efraim Silva. All are invited to enjoy live music, food trucks, games, crafts, and togetherness in the spirit of Brazilian Carnaval.

April 21, 9am - Miles for Migraine Connecticut

Location: Bushnell Park

Miles for Migraine will host its 5th annual 1.6-mile Walk, 5K Run and Relax Connecticut Event on Sunday April 21, 2024, at the Bushnell Park. This event is a fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research. It's more than a walk/run - come connect with your local migraine & headache community, listen to their speakers, & visit sponsors in the festival area. Registration is free!

April 20, 2pm- Artist Talk with Kristopher Lionel: Surface Tension

Location: Windsor Art Center

Join the Windsor Art Center to learn more about the artist behind the “Surface Tension” exhibition. This solo exhibit featuring Kristopher Lionel will be on display March 16th thru April 27th 2024. Free to attend.

Bonus Bytes
Childhood Nutrition Program
The legacy of excellence continues! Congratulations to our unstoppable Huskies on a back-to-back NCAA championship titles! Let's go for three!
National Library Week
Connecticut House Democrats stand with local librarians as we heed their invaluable insights and work together to pass legislation that supports literacy, education, and access to knowledge for all. Let's write a brighter future, one chapter at a time.
If you have any issues, concerns, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at 860-240-8585 if you ever need anything or by email at maryam.khan@cga.ct.gov.


Maryam Khan


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