Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

Labor Day was created at the exclusion of black workers. It was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland to honor and appease dissatisfied [white] railroad workers. Blacks were prohibited from joining the railroad worker’s union.  Excluded from the right to even fight for fair work and wages, the Pullman porters formed their own union. … Continue reading Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

In Solidarity with Professor Johnny Williams

June 30, 2017 “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Hello Moral Monday CT family! We are living in a social and political climate that has lifted up some of the … Continue reading In Solidarity with Professor Johnny Williams

Community Conversation on the State Budget

As a follow up to our recent action at the State Capital, MMCT has teamed up with our friends at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme to facilitate a community conversation regarding the state budget between area elected officials, nonprofit groups and members of the general public – to discuss the state’s planned cuts to health care, … Continue reading Community Conversation on the State Budget

Waterbury #BlackLivesMatter Rally

Since the beginning of 2017, there have been at least eight cases of police brutality, violence and overreach in Connecticut.  At least three young people lost their lives as a result of these encounters. The interactions involved unnecessary and high-speed police car pursuits, as well as lethal, and sometimes deadly force by police against unarmed … Continue reading Waterbury #BlackLivesMatter Rally