Poverty In Our Local Communities – A Panel Discussion

October 30th, 2017 No comments

The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored a panel discussion on “Poverty in Our Local Communities” October 25, 2017. The panel consisted of three faculty members, Marie Clucas, Richard Edwards and Rafaele Fierro, who analyzed the issue of poverty. Also serving on the panel were Tunxis students Jon Girard and Daniel Singleton, who shared their personal stories and observations on poverty in their communities. The video Marie Clucas referenced can be viewed at (video.pbs.org/video/2365035481). Intro Music “November” and outro music “A New Beginning” used with permission through Creative Commons licensing.

view video | 71 min.

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Beauty in Modern Day Society – presented by SOCA

October 26th, 2017 No comments

SOCA (Students of Color Alliance) sponsored a panel discussion on October 24, 2017 dealing with the standard of beauty in America and how it affects women of color. The event was moderated by SOCA officers Essence Mack and Naja Davis-Drew . Panelists included Halima Butler, LCSW, Dr. Kimberly James and Professor Tatiana Machado. Intro music by Lite and used with permission through Creative Commons licensing.

view video | 72 min.

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Stories and Strategies of Successful Students

October 9th, 2017 No comments

Tunxis Community College Student Panel, “Stories and Strategies of Successful Students” took place on September 26, 2017. Four students that began in developmental math and English courses spoke to new students about resources and strategies that helped them succeed at Tunxis. Professor Michelle Saindon moderated the discussion. Music used with permission through Creative Commons.

view video | 72 min.

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9/11 In Memory – Constitution Day 2017

October 3rd, 2017 No comments

Constitution Day 2017 took place on September 27 and was sponsored by the Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute. The topic centered around the attacks of 9/11/01 and the political aftermath. Panelists included Professor Bob Brown, James Robinson, Nora Pasco, Lauren Schein and Ian Hughes. Dr. Rafaele Fierro moderated the discussion. Music used with permission under Creative Commons by Dasgoat freesound.org/s/330599

view video | 75 min

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The 2016 Election and Its Aftermath – Part 2

June 6th, 2017 No comments

An open-forum discussion on the Election of 2016 and its aftermath. The panel of guest experts included Professor Robert Brown, Professor Romuald Byczkiewicz, Dr. Rafaele Fierro, and Professor J.I. Abbot, with Dr. Francis Coan acting as moderator. The panelists and assembled audience engaged in a fruitful, wide-ranging conversation about various aspects of the campaign.

view video | 75 min.

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Tunxis Graduation Ceremony 2017

June 6th, 2017 No comments

Featured speakers included Senator Richard Blumenthal and President Cathryn Addy.

view video | 107 min.

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TPAC Discusses Hartford’s Fiscal Problems

May 15th, 2017 No comments

The Tunxis Political Awareness Club is seeking to restore civility of political discourse at Tunxis. This video is part of a broader initiative to have Tunxis students more engaged in the civic life of surrounding communities. For this purpose, the Institute for Civic Engagement was created in the spring of 2017. The Institute will be the engine by which the college becomes the hub of the community. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) for letting us use his music – “ZigZag” under Creative Commons Licensing.
view video | 55 min.

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Tunxis Talent Show 2017

April 28th, 2017 No comments

view video | 95 min.

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My Brother’s Keeper

April 27th, 2017 No comments

On April 12, 2017, the Students of Color Alliance club sponsored “My Brother’s Keeper,” a panel discussion about mentoring boys and young men of color. The moderator was Les Saunders, lecturer of Counselor Education & Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University. Panelists included:
• Thomas “T.J.” Clarke, II, Council President, City of Hartford
• Philip G. Kane, Jr., Vice-President, US Bank NA
• Sen. Douglas McCrory, D-Hartford & Assistant Principal, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
• Kirk Peters, Ed. D., Dean of Student Affairs, Tunxis Community College
• Andre Santiago, Sr. Program Director of Youth Programs, Leadership Greater Hartford
• Darwin Shaw, Teacher and Coach, New Britain High School
President Barack Obama began the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in 2014 to address the barriers to success faced by young men of color in the United States. Of the initiative, President Obama embraced the challenge of “helping more of our young people stay on track.”
The videos included are from 1. My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (https://youtu.be/UrRPgAVxGgY) and 2.India Arie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaRPBU7Kw1Q)

view video | 60 min.

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Local Authors Lunch and Reading

April 5th, 2017 No comments

Professor Sally Terrell hosted a ‘Local Authors Lunch and Reading’ on March 22, 2017.Sherry Horton read from her recently published memoir, Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss.
Sarah Nichols read poems from her recent and forthcoming chapbooks.
view video | 38 min.

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