Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Discovering Amistad
Freedom Institute:
Implicit Bias Workshop

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Please join us!

Discovering Amistad is pleased to launch the premier event of our Freedom Institute, which will feature interactive workshops focused on diversity, inclusion and social equity.

Event Description

12 p.m. Keynote address and lunch
Tracy Lecture Hall (A-120) - Engleman Hall 

Richard A. Robinson

Keynote speaker:
Connecticut Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson

Justice Robinson is Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Competency, Chair of the Rules Committee, recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Diversity Award and Connecticut Bar Association's Henry J. Naruk Judiciary Award for Integrity; named to NAACP 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut; and is a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows, Life Fellow.

1:15 p.m. Implicit Bias Breakout Workshops

The workshops include certified instructor-led interactive learning and processing exercises for participants through scenarios, videos and testimonies that can be used to better understand implicit bias and its impacts. These activities are geared to aiding participants in developing and implementing practices that will help reduce subjective decision-making as a result of implicit bias.

These workshops will:

  • Raise your awareness of biases – both implicit and explicit

  • Enhance your understanding of the difference between implicit and explicit biases

  • Acknowledge that all groups experience and have prejudices and biases

  • Recognize that our biases can lead to misjudgments

  • Raise awareness of how biases impact communities, relationships and public policies

  • Lead you to understand how biases can be ‘undone’ through debiasing techniques

  • Guide you in having honest dialogues about bias.

4 p.m. Event Wrap up
Tracy Lecture Hall (A-120) - Engleman Hall 

Parking: Wintergreen Parking Garage - 23 Wintergreen Avenue

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Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail

Teachers throughout the state are invited to join our crew and educators for a sail to recognize your dedication to Connecticut's students! In addition to enjoying a complementary sail aboard the replica of the Amistad,  teachers will learn about incorporating the historic story of the ship and its legacy into classrooms.

Saturday, September 15
​​​​​​​from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: Location for the sail has been changed from Bridgeport to Long Wharf Pier in New Haven

More details here >>

 

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Tour the Amistad schooner at PortSide New York
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Tour the Amistad schooner at PortSide New York

Learn the history of the Amistad, the 1839 uprising of African captives as well as historic and present-day issues of freedom, equality and justice.

Saturday, August 11

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 5 p.m.

FREE tours of the Amistad and African American Maritime Heritage programming on the deck of the Mary A. Whalen.

Next to the ship Mary A. Whalen on Pier 11
Atlantic Basin next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Directions

 The Amistad and Mary A. Whalen get ready for tours on August 11

The Amistad and Mary A. Whalen get ready for tours on August 11

Programming provided by Discovering Amistad and the African American Maritime Heritage program of PortSide NewYork

PortSide New York 917-414-0565       
Discovering Amistad 203-498-8222

 

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A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege

“Privilege” is a term people use in conversations about race, gender, and class. What is privilege and how does it create and perpetuate inequity?

Learn more at this hands-on workshop with Discovering Amistad Board member Troy Brown, Manager, Training and Multicultural Affairs, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

 Troy Brown

Troy Brown

The workshop is presented free of charge thanks to members, donors, and sponsors.

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Join us in New Haven for a Freedom Sail
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Join us in New Haven for a Freedom Sail

Discovering Amistad  invite New Haven City employees and teachers as well as the public to a sail aboard the historic Amistad at Amistad Pier, 389 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, Conn.

While enjoying a 2-1/2 hour sail, you will learn the history of the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom.

Wednesday, June 20 and Friday, June 22

Sails will take place at 6:00 p.m., departing from Amistad Pier, Long Wharf Drive in New Haven. Public ticket price: $25 

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Greenport, NY Welcomes the Amistad
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Greenport, NY Welcomes the Amistad

We are excited to invite you aboard the tall ship Amistad for sails and dockside visits at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport, NY on Long Island. Through the generous support of the Village of Greenport, Friends of Mitchell Park have partnered with Discovering Amistad  to offer sails and dockside tours open to the public.

Sails aboard the Amistad – $15 per person     

Saturday June 16    
Daytime Freedom Sail at 10 am     

Sunday June 17    
Daytime Freedom Sail at 10 am    
Sunset Freedom Sail at 5:30 pm

Dockside tours from 2 to 4 pm both days.
Dockside tours are complimentary.

For tickets visits www.friendsofmitchellpark.com

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Join us in Bridgeport for tours and sails aboard the Amistad
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Join us in Bridgeport for tours and sails aboard the Amistad

Discovering Amistad will hold tours and sails open to the public in September at Captain’s Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport.

DECK TOUR AND SAIL DATES

Saturday, Sept. 23
Deck Tour at 10 a.m.; Public Sail at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30
Deck Tour at 10 a.m.; Public Sail at 3 p.m.

You will learn all about the Amistad during a tour or 2-1/2 hour sail.

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Join us for a Freedom Sail aboard the Amistad!
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Join us for a Freedom Sail aboard the Amistad!

Discovering Amistad and Juneteenth of Fairfield County invite the public to a sail aboard the historic Amistad at Captain’s Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport.

While enjoying a 2-1/2 hour sail, you will learn the history of the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom.

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Bridgeport Welcomes the Amistad
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

Bridgeport Welcomes the Amistad

The Office of the Mayor, the Bridgeport Public School System, the City of Bridgeport, Juneteenth of Fairfield County and Discovering Amistad invite you to a complementary VIP Reception and dockside tour of the Amistad at Captain's Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, on Friday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

 
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