Our latest NCCJ Bulletin - to coincide with Women's History Month - is on the topic of Women’s Rights, the fundamental human rights that every person has when they’re born, and that cannot be taken away. They are no different than any other rights granted to any other group, but women and girls around the world are still being denied these natural rights because of their gender. The violation of these rights occurs at cultural, institutional, and individual levels. The goal of the Women’s Rights movement is to promote and achieve systematic and social equality of women to men.
We are very grateful to the SBM Charitable Foundation for its generous contribution in support of our youth programs.The Foundation's grant will help ensure that NCCJ can continue to deliver programs that empower young people, help overcome bias and bring people together.
The field of computer science is known for being predominantly male. The percentage of women working in computer science-related professions has steadily declined since the 1990s, dropping from 35% to 25% in the last 15 years. And though women now represent 47% of the workforce, as compared to 38% in the 1970s, only 12% of engineers are female.
The latest edition of Comcast Newsmakers, hosted by Eric Clemons, features NCCJ President & CEO, Cynthia Martin. Their conversation covers today's rise in hate crimes and NCCJ's programs, which are focused on creating greater levels of respect and overcoming bias. It's a great dialogue about an important topic and we encourage you to please watch and share!
In recognition of Women's History month in March, NCCJ's Youth Action Coalition (YAC) is going to focus our session on Influential, Important Women That Were Erased From History. NCCJ's Youth Program Assistants are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a lively, compelling discussion. Please tell your friends and join us for a great evening!
Friday, March 8th, 2019
5 - 7 PM
820A Prospect Hill Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095
By Martha Goldstein
National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is excited to announce the appointment of Nyaunu Stevens as their new Associate Director of Programs. In this role, Stevens will be responsible for the overall direction, production and oversight of all aspects of NCCJ’s youth and adult social justice education programs.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019 NCCJ Youth Human Relations Award is less than a week away!
We are looking forward to this year's recognition of NCCJ youth from Connecticut and Western Mass -- those who have distinguished themselves by exemplifying the principles of NCCJ in their daily lives.