Stand Up 4 Human Rights CT: A Celebration & Call to Action

The Connecticut Human Rights Partnership and our cosponsors and allies invite all to join us as we kick off a state-wide recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the rest of 2018. On September 8, on the steps of the State Capitol, speakers from across Connecticut will share perspectives on how human rights are being advanced in our communities and outline the work still to be done. We’ll have uplifting music and spoken-word performances, as well as information on how you can continue the work in your own local community. Today, as we face some of the most daunting challenges to human dignity and justice, we can come together and reaffirm our commitment to building a culture of human rights here in Connecticut.



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Dr. Saud Anwar
Mayor, South Windsor

Kate Farrar
Executive Director, Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

Chris George
Executive Director, Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services

Tanya Hughes
Executive Director, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Pastor AJ Johnson
Pastor, Urban Hope Refuge Church

Robin McHaelen
Executive Director, True Colors, Inc.

Chris Newell
Director of Education, Akomawt Educational Initiative

Tyler Paige
Manchester High School Class of 2018

Ryan Parker & Justis Lopez
Manchester Open Mic Movement

Pamela Selders
Co-Founder, Moral Monday CT

Chris Sparks & Todd Szwed
Human Rights Teachers, East Hartford High School

Anna Szekeres
Avon High School Class of 2019

Joseline Tlacomulco
Connecticut Students for a Dream

Jenna Westfall
March for Our Lives CT

...and more coming soon!



Anti-Defamation League CT Region

Albert Schweitzer Institute

Akomawt Educational Initiative

Artists for World Peace

Black Lives Matter New Haven

Calling All Brothers

Campus Compact of Southern New England

Center for Disability Rights

Center for Latino Progress

Charter Oak Cultural Center


Code Blue

Collaborative Center for Justice

Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities

Connecticut AFL-CIO

Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding

Connecticut Education Association - Manchester

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

Fight for 15

Fixing Fathers, Inc.

Golden Door

Hartford Capital City Pride

Hartford Food Systems

Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics, Sacred Heart University

Human Rights Institute, UConn

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

League of Women Voters of Connecticut

LOCAL in Northeastern CT

LOCAL in Southeastern CT

LOCAL in Central CT

NAACP Windham/Willimantic Chapter

National Conference for Community & Justice

The Neighbor Fund

Our Revolution CT Team

Peace Center of Connecticut

Quiet Corner Refugee Resettlement Project

Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn

UConn Hartford

Urban Hope Refuge Church

West Hartford Human Rights Commission

Women's March CT - We March On

Want to join us as a cosponsor? 

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Connecticut State Capitol Building
210 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106


Attendees are encouraged to use transit and carpool options to minimize congestion and other environmental impacts.

CT Transit provides local bus service though out Hartford.  Several bus stops are within a short walk to the Capitol Building. Go to: for more in formation on routes and stops.

CTfastrak provides direct bus service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. Go to: for more information on routes and stops.

CT Rail’s new Hartford Line provides trains daily between New Haven and Hartford (Union Station) with stops in Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin, and Springfield and Hartford with stops in Windsor Locks and Windsor.  Union Station is less than 1/2 mile from the Capitol building.  Go to: for more information on routes and stops.

Staged around Hartford are dock-less bicycles from Lime Bike which can be borrowed to speed you to the Capitol. You can use the LimeBike app to locate an available bike, ride it to your destination and leave it for the next rider. Go to: LimeBike for more information.


On-street parking in downtown Hartford is FREE all day Saturday at parking meters or any spaces where signage indicates. Please read signs carefully.

Several government lots near the Capitol will also be open and free. See this interactive map and read signage carefully to avoid towing or fines.

Artwork (c) Meredith Stern 2017