CHRO CT Kids' Court Essay Competition and Kids Speak

Date: 
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:00am - 1:30pm

The Kids' Court Competition provides Jr. High and High School students with an opportunity to research a specific civil or human rights issue and advocate a position, initially in an essay and then orally before a panel of judges. Kids Speak, which is the kickoff to the Kids' Court Essay Competition, is a half-day program of interactive exercises, peer debate, improvisations, an interactive panel discussion and peer dialogue aimed at raising student's consciousness about civil and human rights issues and reducing bullying and prejudice.  

Students from across Connecticut and the tri-state area are invited to participate in this groundbreaking event. The topics for this year's competition are attached below. 

The event is being co-sponsored by the State of  Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the state Department of Education (SDE), the Commission on Children, the YWCA, the Tau Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the New Haven Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Connecticut Asian Pacific-American Affairs Commission (APA).

Lunch will be served -- space is limited.

UConn School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT
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Sponsor: 
CHRO, SDE, Commission on Children, CT APA, and others
Contact name: 
Carole Clifford
Contact phone: 
(860) 257-9782
Contact email: 
cclifford@aftct.org
Cost: 
Free for members & family