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RACCE's Community Letter Writing Session

Saturday, December 16th

1-3pm

Semilla Cafe

1283 Main St

Hartford, CT 06103

Join RACCE, CT BBSU, and BHCA at our next Community Letter Writing Session with guest speakers Robin Ledbetter and Elizabeth Ruiz who are formerly incarcerated youth making a positive impact in our communities.  We will be writing letters, sharing artwork, poetry, and messages of care, concern, and positivity to incarcerated youth here in Connecticut.  

 

RACCE’s Community Letter Writing Program promotes social connections with incarcerated youth across Connecticut by exchanging letters of support, messages of love and creative writing or artwork.

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RACCE's Community Letter Writing Session

Thursday, November 9th

3pm - 5 pm EST

Waterbury UCONN's Multipurpose Room

99 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702

Join RACCE and the Black Student Alliance of Waterbury UCONN to promote social connections with incarcerated youth across Connecticut by exchanging letters of support, messages of love and creative writing or artwork.  

Come listen to Gaylord Salters, our guest speaker talk about the importance of creative writing and staying in contact with community members while incarcerated.

The first 25 registrants will receive a free copy of Mama Bear, a novel by our guest speaker Gaylord Salters.

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RACCE's Community Letter Writing Session

June 4th, 2023

6 pm

St John's Church

16 Church Street, Waterbury, CT

Join us as we write to detained youth in the Hartford and Bridgeport Detention Centers with special guest speakers Abolition Ummah.

 

Participants can write a letter, draw, write poetry, music, anything that can show the youth that they are supported and loved by their community. 

The session will be hosted in person with the option to zoom in.

Waterbury Pride Skate Night, RACCE, Waterbury CT LGBTQ Events

LGBTQIA Youth Skate Night

June 29th, 2023

6 pm - 8 pm EST

Roller Magic in Waterbury, CT

(60 Harvester Rd, Waterbury, CT 06706

Join and RACCE and the Waterbury Pride Week Committee at the LGBTQIA Youth Skate Night June 29th 6-8PM. 

 

First 100 Youth are Free.

Contact Paola for more information: pvargas@racce.net 

RACCE Community Letter Writing Session

Community Letter Writing Session

January 8th, 2022

5 pm EST

Afro- Caribbean Cultural Center in downtown Waterbury, CT (174 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT)

We're excited to announce our next Community Letter Writing Session where we will continue to write letters of support and love to youth currently in the Hartford and Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Centers. We believe writing letters can be a mutually connective and restorative process for all involved and we want to make sure the youth can feel seen and be heard while they are in the Detention Centers.

 

The session will be hosted in person with the option to zoom in.

 

It will be held on Sunday, January 8th at 5 PM EST at the Afro-Caribbean Cultural Center in downtown Waterbury, CT (174 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT). We will also have guest speakers who served time in the juvenile detention centers in Connecticut where they will speak about their experience and thoughts on letter writing. Letter-writing supplies can be provided upon request.

 

We hold our letter-writing session every 3 months! 

RACCE LGBTQ Skate Night, Waterbury CT LGBTQ Events

LGBTQIA+ Skate Night

December 4th, 2022

6 pm EST

Roller Magic in Waterbury, CT

(60 Harvester Rd, Waterbury, CT 06706

We will be holding a LGBTIQIA+ Skate Night at Roller Magic in support of LGBTQIA+ youth in Waterbury and surrounding areas. Please come out and join us! Bring a friend skate for free from 6-8PM!  

 

We hope to see you there!

RACCE

American Rescue Plan Community Forumn

On July 7th, RACCE held a community forum to discuss the best way to use nearly $90 million from the American Rescue Plan to improve Waterbury Public Schools for students.

We are advocating for this money to be invested in: 

  • Culturally Sustaining Books & Literacy Materials 

  • Student Leadership 

  • Parent Engagement 

  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms 

  • And much more! 

 

We believe that these funds should be invested into #peoplenotproperty! 

 

To learn more about the American Rescue Plan, check out our campaign page or email mbarratt@racce.net  

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