Featured Events

  • June Member Meeting: Forum on Ballot Referendum

    Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00pm
    1119 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06604
    Our June Member Meeting will be an educational forum to discuss the question that will be on our ballots in November. 🗳️ ✊🏾❓ This ballot referendum is asking whether voters want to make absentee voting available to anyone who wishes to use it. Given Bridgeport's long and very public issues with absentee ballot fraud and abuse, it is important that we discuss what the question means for our local elections. We hope you will join us! Food & drink provided.
  • The 2024 Bridgeport Undoing Racism Training

    Friday, June 21st: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, June 22nd: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday, June 23rd: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Registration is now open for our 2024 Undoing Racism® training! Bridgeport’s public education system is facing unprecedented challenges. Working towards effective, long-term solutions requires a deep commitment to antiracism. That's why we're inviting people - i.e. parents, educators, administration, funders, etc - within the education system in Bridgeport to join us for Undoing Racism®: which is a two and a half day workshop designed and executed by The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB). The cost of the training is free for Bridgeport residents and members of Bridgeport Generation Now. Non-residents and non-members pay a small, sliding scale fee. Space is very limited, so register early!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting

    Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Bridgeport Antiracism Collective (BARC) is a multiracial space for individuals and community leaders committed to developing a personal practice of antiracism here in Bridgeport. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of every month. Email undoingracismbpt@gmail.com to request to join the group!
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Monthly Member Meetings

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at our office at 1119 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport. Food and drink is provided. All Members and new Members are welcome!
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Our Mission and Core Values

Bridgeport Generation Now is a movement!

We build collective power by strengthening civic engagement in ourselves and our communities. As a grassroots, member-based organization, Bridgeport Generation Now uses the tools of community organizing to dismantle systemic racism and systemic corruption and build a just, equitable, democratic, and livable city!

OUR PRIORITIES

  • Good Governance
  • Democratic Empowerment
  • Justice & Equity
  • Livability

WE VALUE

  • Intersectionality
  • Collective Action
  • Openness
  • Ethics
  • and above all, Love

OUR WORK GUIDES US TO

  • Be together, not the same
  • Foster creativity
  • Maintain vision through relationships
  • Allow for mistakes
  • Choose curiosity over fear

 

Featured Videos

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Police Chief Search Press Conference
Public Art with Liz Squillace

Membership

Membership

Join as a Member of Bridgeport Generation Now – and be part of the movement for a more just, equitable, democratic and livable Bridgeport!

AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL:

  • Attend monthly meetings and meet fellow Bridgeporters committed to social change
  • Engage in civic and political education
  • Do policy and issue research
  • Plan and organize events and projects
  • Take on leadership roles within our organizing campaigns
  • Commit to annual dues of a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $100. Dues and donations are tax deductible.
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Our Story

Our Story

Over the past forty years, entrenched systemic injustices in Bridgeport broke our civic institutions, our grassroots leadership, and our people power. Decades of corruption and systemic racism are directly tied to economic inequality in Bridgeport. Community power continues to be closely held in the hands of a few, and distributed by politically motivated gatekeepers.

So, in the early winter of 2016, a diverse group of ten people came together and started meeting to form Bridgeport Generation Now, with the simple vision and commitment that we needed to take some kind of positive action if we wanted to be the change we wished to see in our city.

Are you inspired by our movement? Click below to learn more about the history of Bridgeport Generation Now, who we are, and why for the past 7 years, we’ve led an organized movement for change here in Bridgeport!

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Public mural artwork by local artist Liz Squillace

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