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CTYP June Newsletter
 

Phase II of reopening has begun and Phase III is quickly approaching.  Don't forget to check out our new resource page (ctyp.org/covid-19) and email us suggestions to add to it at info@ctyp.org!  And as we continue to forge a new way forward in the midst of a global pandemic, we find ourselves in the middle of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and a global social movement for racial justice.  Please read on for our statement in support of Black Lives Matter.  We at CTYP would also like to use our platform to remind our members that this month of celebration of queer identities would not exist without Black Trans Women.  The rights that LGBTQ+ people have gained through legislation and the Supreme Court would not have happened without LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color or without protests, riots, and solidarity from non-LGBTQ+ allies.
 

From the CTYP Board

 


The United States has experienced great pain and friction over the tragic murders of unarmed Black men and women such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, among many others. While Americans across the nation and around the world are responding by publicly demanding justice and condemning racism, we know that this is not where it all began, and it will not be where it ends. The nation is at a point where it has no choice but to acknowledge and change the culture and systems rooted in a history of slavery and racial injustice. Connecticut Young Professionals strives to be an organization that facilitates valuable experiences to empower our members, enrich our communities, and encourage young professionals to form strong connections. It is obvious from our leadership and our membership that we promote diversity and inclusion, but those are easy. Our ongoing mission, without a doubt, must uplift the voices of the vulnerable in our communities and do our part to develop an equitable society. We cannot achieve this without letting our members know that Black Lives Matter to Connecticut Young Professionals. If Black members aren’t empowered, then none of us are.
 

Learn



 

 
  • Read, watch, and listen to how to be an anti-racist with this list of resources.
  • Learn about the connections between the LGBTQ+ Liberation movement, Black Lives Matter, and the fight against police brutality here.
  • Read about the intersection of LGBTQ+ folks and people of color here.

Get Involved


  • Register to vote or find your polling place.
    • Due to COVID-19, Connecticut primaries were moved to August 11, 2020, and absentee voting has been expanded. For more information, read this press release from the Governor Lamont's office.
  • Improve your company for marginalized groups with strategies from this article on Alley.
  • Use this master list to find protests in your area, petitions to sign, and organizations to support.
 

Give Back



 

 

Join Us!


We want you to get involved with CTYP!
Partner with us for an event, join our board, or share your ideas.
Talk to any board member at one of our events, contact us on Facebook, or email us at connecticutyp@gmail.com for more information.
Sign up for our mailing list here.
 

Stay tuned for upcoming events, tips, and items of interest to young professionals!
 

 


Connecticut Young Professionals is a statewide organization for people between the ages of 21 and 40. We actively engage the community and are working hard to make Connecticut a better place for young professionals.

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