Register for The 2022 Civics 101 Workshop!


Welcome to The 2022 Civics 101 Workshop!


  • Civics 101 is a FREE 2-day workshop focused on building community power through civic knowledge! Please register below – and stay up to date on the schedule of events by joining the Facebook event page here!


  • Saturday, May 21st: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 22nd: 12:00pm – 4:00pm



  • What makes a community powerful? A well-informed and engaged electorate! Our mission is to strengthen civic engagement in ourselves and our communities through education, organizing, advocacy, and political accountability to all Bridgeport residents, not just a select few. Our commitment to that mission is why we do Civics 101.


  • Civics 101 is a weekend workshop that is free and open to everyone, young and old! It pulls together people who’ve been in the trenches, have subject matter expertise, and are willing to share their knowledge, with the hopes of bettering the community we all love. It is also an opportunity to engage, learn, network, and share ideas in a safe, fun, and collaborative space!

SAT, MAY 21st, 2022

SAT, MAY 21st, 2022

DAY 1: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Welcome Breakfast & Opening

Opening discussion on democracy, personal power, and community organizing.

Session 1: Women in Government

This workshop is an introductory-level course on the structure, function, and roles of our local government. We will examine City Council, the Mayor’s Office, the Board of Education and more – and the leadership roles women hold in Bridgeport!


Session 2: Building an Anti-Racist Democracy

This workshop will ground us in a shared understanding of race, racism, and anti-racist principles. We will then examine manifestations of racism within Bridgeport, how it affects democracy, and hold a dialogue about why it exists – and what role we can play in building the multiracial democracy we need for a beloved community. 

Session 3: Neighborhood Revitalization Zones

This workshop will be an introductory level course on Bridgeport’s Neighborhood Revitalization Zones: what are they, why were they created, and how can you get involved?

Session 4: Building Power

We will end Day 1 with a fun Art Project that demonstrates our collective power!

SUN, MAY 22nd, 2022

SUN, MAY 22nd, 2022

DAY 2: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Welcome Lunch & Opening

Opening discussion on learnings & takeaways from Day 1 and setting up for Day 2.

Session 1: Affordable Housing

This workshop will examine the issue of the lack of Affordable Housing in Bridgeport: why does it exist, how is it connected to history, and how can we start making good housing policy now for our residents?

Session 2: Violence Interruption & Ending Youth Gun Violence

This workshop will frame the issue of public safety through a public health lens: what are the root causes of violence, what are the best practices for ending youth gun violence in Bridgeport and where is the work happening?

Session 3: Taking Action

We will close out Day 2 with concrete steps that you can take towards engagement, voting, and action in your community! 


2022 Community Sponsors

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund


For Civic Information & Resources, including Voter Registration Forms, electoral maps, and more, please visit the Resources Page on our website!