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Champion of reform. Advocate of the people. We discuss non-partisan solutions, public interest advocacy, and social justice in Hartford, Connecticut. HartfordTimes.com

    Stewards of Justice: Re-rigging the Justice System in Favor of Equity

    Stewards of Justice: Re-rigging the Justice System in Favor of Equity

    Episode 13 of ‘Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández’, Executive Director of the Legislature’s Non Partisan Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.

    Featuring Tristin Brown, Policy & Program Director, and Steve Kennedy, Organizing & Network Director

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    twitter: @trisquire, @skennedy2504 @peoplesparity

    • 48 min
    A Conversation with Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson

    A Conversation with Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson

    On today's special episode of Make Change Happen, we are reaching into the archives recalling a conversation I was honored to have had early in the pandemic with Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson – a longtime public servant and jurists – Chief Justice Robinson was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on May 3rd, 2018.  Our conversation which discussed various aspects of the profession including mentorship, justice, and the responsibility that each of us bears in making a difference in our state and in the world we share.  It's important to note that our conversation took place in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the reinvigorated calls for an end to systemic racism.  The full conversation was titled "An Intimate Conversation with Connecticut Black Leaders about justice, access, and opportunity" and took place June 10, 2020 and it is archived at the Commission's webpage.

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    • 27 min
    Childcare Crisis Roundtable – Part 2

    Childcare Crisis Roundtable – Part 2

    Episode 11 of ‘Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández’, Executive Director of the Legislature’s Non Partisan Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.

    Featuring Georgia Goldburn CERCLE Network Co-Founder

    Childcare Crisis Roundtable – Part 2, we will hear stories from women of color from across the system, working to combat the aftereffect of these policies.  We will explore how we need to be intentional in dismantling these systemic policies in order to right these historical wrongs and transform CT’s Early Care and Education system.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Childcare Crisis Roundtable - Part 1

    Childcare Crisis Roundtable - Part 1

    Episode 10 of ‘Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández’, Executive Director of the Legislature’s Non Partisan Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.

    Featuring Georgia Goldburn CERCLE Network Co-Founder

    Not unlike the impact of Redlining, Plessy vs Ferguson and the Poll Tax, the childcare crisis is a direct result of racialized and gender-based legislation and policies. With the childcare industry on the verge of a major transformation, not seen since the creation of Head Start in 1965, the Childcare Crisis Roundtable will discuss the history and the legacy of 400 years of childcare policies. We will examine how legislation and policies, designed to disenfranchise black women, have caused America’s Childcare System to devolve into the patchwork of care that now exists.

    • 14 min
    I Choose to Lead

    I Choose to Lead

    Episode 9 of ‘Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández’, Executive Director of the Legislature’s Non Partisan Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.


    A civic engagement podcast of The Hartford Times where we explore issues important to the people of the state of Connecticut through the lens of a government in service to its people!

    Featuring Melvette Hill, Director of Parent Leadership and Family Civic Engagement at the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity

    Twitter.com/Mel_Vette
    Linkedin.com/in/melvettehill/
    Facebook.com/melvette
    Instagram.com/harlemgirlctmama

    • 40 min
    Injustice Deterred: An Alliance Keeping Kids Out of the System One Hand Up at a Time

    Injustice Deterred: An Alliance Keeping Kids Out of the System One Hand Up at a Time

    Episode 8 of ‘Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández’, Executive Director of the Legislature’s Non Partisan Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.


    A civic engagement podcast of The Hartford Times where we explore issues important to the people of the state of Connecticut through the lens of a government in service to its people!

    Featuring Representatives of the Connecticut Justice Alliance

    www.facebook.com/CTJusticeAlliance/
    www.instagram.com/ctjusticealliance/
    Steven Hernández

    • 47 min

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