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
Resist the idea that this nation's greatness must hedge on archaic tropes of white supremacy.
Connecticut clergy and citizens from all faiths will come together in a day of action for justice and democratic awakening on Monday, September 12th at 11 AM. People of faith and conscience with gather in front of the legislative office building and present an eight point platform to policymakers at the State Capitol. The platform mirrors … Continue reading Join Moral Monday CT for a National Day of Action on Social Justice
On Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 PM, we will join the DUE Justice Coalition and many other social justice organizations from around the state as we welcome Reverend William Barber, Founder of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina. Rev. Barber will issue a call to action ahead of the fall electoral season. Faith leaders, … Continue reading Moral Monday CT to Host Rev. Barber Call to Action with DUE Coalition
On July 24th, the Nuns on the Bus, lead by Sister Simone Campbell, came to Hartford for their “Mending the Gaps” tour across the U.S. While in Hartford, Moral Monday CT hosted the group and discussed efforts towards racial justice in Hartford and the state at large. The lunch was hosted by Rev. Curtis Farr … Continue reading Nuns on the Bus “Mend the Gap” Stop in Hartford Hosted by Moral Monday CT