lack and Puerto Rican Caucus Launch Series of Town Halls

April 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and social distancing measures remain in effect, The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (BPRC) will host a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings entitled “You Matter!” to provide opportunities for continued community engagement.

Through these four Town Hall Meetings, occurring from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the next four Thursdays and be hosted on The BPRC Facebook pageThe Caucus hopes to bring attention to the Coronavirus‘ disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities in the state of Connecticut.

Dates and Topics:
April 30: Opening and Health
May 7: Housing and Education
May 14: Economic Empowerment 
May 21: Criminal Justice Reform

The BPRC has joined other civil rights groups in sounding the alarm about the coronavirus’ effect on Black, Latino, and Undocumented persons, including and especially the racial health disparities. But while the coronavirus is primarily a health issue, this respiratory disease will have a broad stretch of impacts across Connecticut, ranging from voting access to quality of life for incarcerated people to socio-economic status to much more.

Do you have a question you’d like asked during the town halls? Reach out to me and I’ll do my best to get you a response either during a town hall or as soon as is practical.

You can view the Facebook event for the first town hall by clicking here.