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City of Hartford Accepts PRESIDENT OBAMA'S My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

(December 15, 2014)  Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that the City of Hartford has accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, an initiative by President Barack Obama that calls for community members, including local government leaders, businesses and charities, to help steer young minority males to colleges, universities and towards long-term careers.

“It is vital for us to address the challenges that some of our young men face and to break down any barriers keeping them from achieving success,” Segarra said. “Investing in the futures of our young men of color, is an economic necessity critical to maintaining a competitive workforce.”

Of the six major issues identified by the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, as challenges to adolescent minority males, the City of Hartford will focus on two: ensuring all youth out of school are employed and ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime.

Mayor Segarra named Councilman Kyle Anderson as the program’s point person.

“I would like to thank Mayor Pedro Segarra for his confidence in me and appointing me to lead this life changing project for so many,” Councilman Anderson said. “Being an African American male myself and currently the father of three children, two of whom are boys in the target range, this is both a deeply personal and professional issue. As elected leaders we should engage other stake holders to come up with recommendations and sustainable strategies to make sure these young men have the support they need to become responsible contributing members of society."

A summit was held recently where representatives from Hartford Public Schools, the board of education, the Hartford Police Department, St. Francis Hospital, It’s a Gee Thang Barber and Beauty Salon, Office of State Representative McGee, Office of State Representative McCrory, the Board of Education, Hartford Public Schools, Hartford Police Department, Wilson Gray YMCA, Phillips Metropolitan CME Church, Greater Hartford NAACP, Hartford Community that Cares, Mother’s United Against Violence, It’s a Gee Thang Barber and Beauty Salon, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 5th Assembly District Town Committee, Northeast NRZ, along with other community stakeholders to determine priorities and set goals. In the coming months, the group will review existing policies, programs and practices in order to produce recommendations.

Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Hosts Ceremony Formalizing Creation of Uconn Downtown Hartford Campus

(June 2, 2014) On Tuesday, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will host a ceremony on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, formalizing the creation of UConn's new Downtown Hartford campus. At the event, state officials including Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, UConn Board of Trustees Chairman Larry McHugh and UConn President Susan Herbst will sign documents officially formalizing the new campus, which will be housed across Prospect Street from the Burr Mall, in the historic Hartford Times building. The event will immediately follow a Board of Trustees meeting at City Hall in Room 100. The meeting is open to the public.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, Chairman McHugh, President Herbst
WHAT: UConn Downtown Hartford campus formalization ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, between City Hall and Wadsworth Atheneum.
**In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the City Hall Atrium.


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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Gives Remarks at Annual Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services; Hosts and Attends Flag Raising Ceremonies

(May 28, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will give remarks at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services in Rocky Hill.
At 11:00am, the City of Hartford will host a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony at City Hall in preparation for the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday.
At 12:30pm, Mayor Segarra will join legislators at the state capitol for a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 8:00am-9:30am (Mayor will speak at approximately 9:15am)
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 11:00am
WHERE: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, main entrance outside

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 12:30pm
WHERE: State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford


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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Mayor Segarra Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou

 

(May 28, 2014) Today, Mayor Segarra made the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou:

“Maya Angelou will be remembered as one of the most prominent literary figures of the Twentieth Century, and through her craft, she bore lyrical witness to sweeping changes in how the United States approached issues of race and cultural identity. Through her activism, she furthered the causes she chronicled in her work. She will be missed, and we should honor her by continuing to pursue her goals of justice and unity.”


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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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