Welcome to the 2020 Civics 101 Workshop!

WHAT

  • Civics 101 is a free workshop focused on building community power through civic knowledge! Stay up to date on the schedule of events by joining the Facebook event page here!

WHEN

  • Tuesday, October 20th: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 21st: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 22nd: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE

  • Virtually on Zoom! 

WHY

  • What makes a community powerful? A well-informed and engaged electorate! That’s why we started Bridgeport Generation Now. Our mission is to boost civic engagement through education, community organization, advocacy, and political accountability to all Bridgeport citizens, not just a select few. Our commitment to that mission is the motivation behind our upcoming event, Civics 101.

WHO

  • 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!

TUES, OCTOBER 20th, 2020

TUES, OCTOBER 20th, 2020

NIGHT 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Civics 101 – Power, Democracy, and You! 

This workshop is an introductory-level course on personal power & community organizing, our 2020 elections, local government versus state government, and how local & state laws are created. 

Facilitators: Members of Bridgeport Generation Now

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82606315323?pwd=aVBlOUh5QnFQTUVrUi92WWVzZWtrdz09

Meeting ID: 826 0631 5323
Passcode: 444747

WED, OCTOBER 21st, 2020

WED, OCTOBER 21st, 2020

NIGHT 2: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Public Safety & Community Accountability

This session will discuss and examine the relationship between our public safety and our public health in Bridgeport. Together, we’ll look at whether our City Budget reflects our needs and concerns in these areas. 

Facilitators: Kacey Perkins, Takina Pollock Shafer, and Julian Shafer; Police Accountability & Public Safety Committee 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88103406059?pwd=SFpzSXhqT2c5akpDaFFVK1lIWkFXQT09

Meeting ID: 881 0340 6059
Passcode: 856782

THURS, OCTOBER 22nd, 2020

THURS, OCTOBER 22nd, 2020

NIGHT 3: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Building an Anti-racist Democracy in Bridgeport: What will it take?

This workshop will focus on absentee ballot reform, voting rights restoration for parolees and early voting in CT as solutions to the structural disparities built into our democracy to suppress the voices of Black, Indigenous, Brown and poor White people in America.

Facilitators: Members of Bridgeport Generation Now

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82592116721?pwd=WHlXMHBtVzNOZmd5TVhZeWEvc0R5Zz09

Meeting ID: 825 9211 6721
Passcode: 980741

CIVIC INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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

https://bptgennow.org/civic-resources/