Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police.
On July 6, New Haven and Middletown will consider resolutions to declare racism a public health crisis at meetings scheduled for 7 pm. The same night, at 7:30 Milford’s Board of Aldermen considered language about combating racism and several local leaders have urged local officials to add the statement that racism is a public health crisis. Tomorrow night, Manchester and Windham will consider resolutions as well.
Haitian-American communities from coast to coast have been actively involved in anti-racist advocacy and protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd and other deadly violence against Blacks by police.