CTCN 2023 Wrap Up – Thank you for your support!

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Greetings Good People,

Peace be with you and yours in this season. We are grateful to supportive individuals like you for your contributions to our ongoing developments.

The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN), now in its 16th year, is working daily to ensure that people have skills to manage conflict without resorting to violence. Violence, continues to damage our communities, the country and the world, yet we at CTCN consistently build a steady stream of Kingian Nonviolence training sessions and classes promoting the culture of Nonviolence.

CTCN Change Maker Youth Nonviolence Leaders –Seek Therapy Event in Elizabeth Park – July – 2023

 

CT Center for Nonviolence on the ground:

Our vital partnerships include both local and national organizations, teaching the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence, in schools, police departments and for community groups and organizations of all sizes. The work of CTCN fosters healing of racial disparities and the grave inequities that harm the mental, spiritual and physical health of Americans throughout Connecticut and beyond.

Weekly, we serve over 40 young people in four schools, who have been severely traumatized by the weight of poverty, systemic racism and the aftermath and continuation of Covid 19.

In our ground breaking work with the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) now is in its second year, we’ve trained over 35 NHPD Recruits and 30 Command Staff. The ongoing reflective practice sessions for the officers emphasizes the need to use Kingian Nonviolence as a baseline for managing conflicts. We are also hosting, Police and Community Conversations reaching across lines of difference that addresses complex issues in courageous and innovative ways.

Will you consider supporting our life-giving work by making a tax-deductible donation of any size?

Pastor James Lane and Pastor John Lewis conducting training for theNew Haven Police Academy Recruits, December 2023

Pastor James Lane and Pastor John Lewis conducting training for the
New Haven Police Academy Recruits, December 2023

 

Current projects include:

  • Ongoing Kingian Nonviolence courses, in four Hartford CREC Schools
  • Partnering with Compass Peace Builders, The Peace Center of CT and CREC Schools in a project called Passage to Purpose with the Wallace Foundation
  • 2nd year of Kingian Nonviolence Training for the New Haven Police Department
  • Building Peaceful Community classrooms in Montessori Schools
  • Building substantive partnerships with New Britain Museum of American Art, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The 224 EcoSpace, The Wilson Gray YMCA, 881 Grab and Go with H.Y.P.E. ( Helping Young People Evolve), Seek Therapy, Fresh5Deli, and many more organizations and businesses.
  • In 2023 our Executive Director Victoria Christgau was given the Social Justice Leadership Award by the State of Connecticut, Martin Luther King, Jr, Holiday Commission. This is the second award from the Commission that she has received.

National Affiliations:

    • Our Founder/ Executive Director, Victoria Christgau, has been appointed as Recording Secretary, an officer, on the national board of directors for the historic, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) by SCLC Chairman and legendary civil rights leader, Dr Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
Victoria Christgau and the SCLC Board of Directors - Induction Ceremony, Washington DC at the 60th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, August, 2023.

Victoria Christgau and the SCLC Board of Directors – Induction Ceremony, Washington DC at the 60th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, August, 2023.

 

CTCN is dependent on concerned individuals like you to help us be of service. The Center’s work towards peace, nonviolence and justice is critically needed in these tumultuous times.

We invite you to be part of making “nonviolence a way of life”.

Every single dollar donated is tax deductible and goes directly to the communities we serve. Please support our work by making a tax-deductible donation of any size TODAY.

Make your gift online or send a check today!

Checks are made out to CT Center for Nonviolence and mailed to P.O. Box 1085, Hartford, CT 06143.

We invite you to become a monthly donor. Make an online donation by using our secure PayPal option on our website.

Thank you in advance, we are truly grateful,

Victoria Christgau
Founder/Executive Director

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1085
Hartford, CT 06143

(860) 567-3441

 

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