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The Equity Lab, powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, is a new and growing community resource for learning, connection, and innovation. Through events, workshops, local research projects, and other opportunities for community dialogue, the Equity Lab aims to bring together people who want to transform systems so that all our neighbors have an equitable opportunity to thrive. Learn more about our strategy to advance equity.
Join us February 29th for “In Community: A Conversation on Racism in Medicine” with physician/author Dr. Uché Blackstock.
Join us for the second event in our “In Community” speaker series, sponsored by the Community Foundation’s Equity Lab and Connecticut Public. The event will feature Uché Blackstock, MD, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity and author of LEGACY: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine (Viking, 2024).
In a conversation with Connecticut Public’s Lucy Nalpathanchil, Dr. Blackstock will share insights from her memoir, exploring why profound racial health inequities still exist in this country today and how understanding the history of medical racism is critical to finding sustainable, systems-level solutions.
General admission is $20; patron-level tickets are $50. You may also choose a no-cost ticket with the “pay what you can” option.
Get a free book on us! The first 150 paid ticketholders to attend this event in Norwalk will receive a copy of “LEGACY: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine.”
For tickets, visit: fccfoundation.org/Legacy24
2024 Events and Trainings
Is your nonprofit or community organization engaged in equity work? Join us for upcoming trainings that will advance your efforts and connect you with peers.
March 13, 2024 | 9:30 – 11 am
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Creating Inclusive Boards: Strategies for Diversity and Representation
March 14, 2024 | 9 – 10 am
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Equitable Hiring Practices
Learn more about opportunities for advancing equity in Fairfield County by exploring research that we’ve conducted in partnership with community leaders.
• Fairfield County 2023 Equity Report
• Health Equity In Connecticut 2023
• [Executive Summary] Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2023
• Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2023
• Our Immigrant Neighbors Report
• Essential Equity: Women, COVID-19 and Rebuilding Connecticut
• Fund for Women & Girls 2019 Research Recommendations Overview
• Count Her In: A Status Report on Women & Girls in Fairfield County
• Count Them In: A Landscape Analysis of Fairfield County Organizations Supporting Women & Girls
• Resource Guide for Women, Girls & Fairfield County Communities
Read more about our partnerships with changemakers in our community, and our shared vision for a strong future for Fairfield County.
• Creating Opportunity for Youth
• Honoring a Champion for Progress
• Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders
• Advocating for Systems Change
• Tackling the Local Housing Crisis
• Empowering Job Seekers to Succeed
• Reimagining Black Maternal Health
• Collaborative Solutions to Changing Community Needs
• An In-Depth Look at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Workplace Culture
• Empowering Leaders of Color to Advance Equity in Connecticut
• LISTEN: Mendi Blue Paca on Fairfield County’s Fight Against Economic Inequality & Racial Disparities
• Introducing Fairfield County Forward: A Community Strategy
• Introducing the Connecticut Urban Opportunity Collective
• Collaborating for Education Equity
In Community: A Conversation on Poverty Featuring Author Matthew Desmond
Thank you to all who joined us at our first In Community Speaker Series event showcasing Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond. He discussed the challenges of poverty in our nation and shared ways to spark change in our community. Co-sponsored by Connecticut Public the event brought to light the staggering statistics that have unfortunately become the reality in our battle against poverty.
“The end of poverty is something to stand for. Something to sacrifice for… We do not need to outsmart this problem. We just need to out hate it.”
-Matthew Desmond, Oct 12, 2023, Norwalk, CT*
Let’s continue to work together towards a more just and equitable future.
For those interested in talking about Desmond’s “Poverty, By America,” we are planning an informal book discussion. If interested, please email email@example.com
Want to join the fight to end poverty? Visit EndPovertyUSA.org