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New London Forum: The Color Of Justice

A community forum will be held on January 30 to discuss why youth of color and children in special education are arrested more frequently than their peers.

Getting to the bottom of youth arrests: Patch file photo
Getting to the bottom of youth arrests: Patch file photo
Why is it that youth of color and special education students are arrested more often than their peers? The New London Parent Advocates (NLPA) hopes to shed some light on this troubling issue at a community forum on Thursday, January 30 at New London Senior Center. 

"The Color Of Justice," sponsored by the New London Community and Campus Coalition, NLPA, Hearing Youth Voices, includes a film presented by Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, which will be followed by a group discussion about the fact that youth of color and special education students are arrested at a disproportionally higher rate.   

The forum is open to everyone. The evening begins with light refreshments served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The movie and discussion period will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note: This community forum was originally scheduled to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Science & Technology Magnet High School in New London on January 22 but was rescheduled due to the storm on Tuesday. 

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