Connecticut College

This project will explore the sharing of racial identity narratives and how they may be central to individual and collective efforts to heal from racism and write the next chapter of our collective history. The team at Connecticut College hopes to empower both younger and older members of the New London community not only to tell their personal stories but to become skilled interviewers with the ability to gather stories of struggle and triumph against the legacy of racism. Further, the team seeks to serve as their allies in communicating these stories in ways that can contribute to more informed school curricula and reparative civic action. Based on the recommended focus of community partners, the project will particularly emphasize the legacy of redlining and segregation in New London, especially in light of recent redevelopment plans and initiatives in the city.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Nakia Hamlett

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jefferson Singer

Professor of Psychology

Community Fellows

Antonio Vargas, Jr. Pastor, Church of the City’s English Ministries
Jerry Fischer
Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, Retired
Nicole Broadus
District Wellness Manager, New London Public Schools

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