In Waterbury our community is overburdened by disaster sites also known as brown-fields, commercial vehicle pollution, and emissions from solid waste processing plants. Our neighborhoods are also severely underserved by a public transportation system built for a city much smaller… Read More ›
R.A.C.C.E’s latest work in the community.
Over the years we have engaged school board members, school district officials, and the mayor about the cruel and racist impacts policing has on our BIPOC students in Waterbury. Despite the evidence our schools have just signed a new agreement that increases policing in our schools.
Naugatuck Police Officer, Amanda Devan must resign her position as a Waterbury board of education commissioner immediately. The Waterbury community has agreed with us and signed our petition demanding she resign. If the people’s voice isn’t enough we have more reasons.
Mayor O’Leary appointed a police officer to our board of education this week. We understand several parents of color who are active in our community offered their time, intellect, and expertise to become a board of education commissioner. Their offers… Read More ›
The Revolution Will Not Be Rained Out: Rallies for Police Free Schools Will Continue Across Connecticut
On September 10th, we organized a day of action to advocate for police free schools in Waterbury and we were met with obstinacy from city leaders as well as rain, lots of it. A small but fierce crowd assembled at… Read More ›
RACCE Joins Coalition in Support of Police Free Schools: Rally for Justice and Joy September 1oth in Waterbury…
This day of action is focused on raising awareness to an urgent crisis in our state, to direct attention to the severity of this issue in the city of Waterbury, to provide education on the matter to all community members and to make available a liberated space for folx fight for racial justice in our state.
Office of Child Advocate Report Reveals Problematic Practices of Policing in Waterbury Public Schools…
Over a two year span the Waterbury Public Schools used police-led interventions nearly 2000 times and effectuated more than 500 student arrests.
RACCE Statement On Police Violence In Waterbury: Fire Chief Spagnolo and Drop the Charges for All 28 Freedom Fighters! *Warning* Video of Police Violence
On May 31, 2020, 28 Freedom Fighters were assaulted, arrested, and then subjected to inhumane conditions as well as cruelty by Waterbury police officers while in lockup.
#EveryOrganizationEveryCity: Letter to Connecticut Mayors and Superintendents Urging Better Management of Resources, Community Partnerships and Equitable Access to Education/Carta a los alcaldes y superintendentes de Connecticut pidiendo una mejor gestión de los recursos, asociaciones comunitarias y acceso equitativo a la educación
Collaborative effort leads to an action-orientated letter urging a focus on racial equity, resource optimization, and access to the internet, mental health support services, and food to be acknowledged as civil rights and to be protected as such.