In a virtual event on Thursday, February 25, at 3 p.m., CCSU President Zulma R. Toro & Scott Pioli ’88, NFL executive and philanthropist, announced the launch of CCSU’s John Lewis Institute for Social Justice. They were joined by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Congressman John Larson, Governor Ned Lamont, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, and CSCU Interim President Jane Gates, along with several students, faculty, and alumni.
Soundbites from the event are linked below.
Full Launch Program available here: www.ccsu.edu/jlilaunch
Welcome Remarks from CCSU President Zulma R. Toro
Introduction of Dr. Miller
Dr. Stacey Miller, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Rep. John Larson, 1st Congressional District
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed by Monique Price-Taylor, MS ’15
Introduction of Scott Pioli, Founding Donor & Chair of the JLI Advisory Board
Scott Pioli ’88, NFL Executive & Philanthropist
Governor Ned Lamont
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart ’09
Dr. Jane Gates, Interim CSCU President
CCSU students and alumnus Student SOT_ JLI_ CCSU.mp4
CCSU Student Mia Dorantes, Political Science Major
CCSU Student Ana Cruz, History Major
CCSU Student Olanrewaju Olamuyiwa, Political Science Major
Recent Alumnus Christian Reyes ’20, CCSU Center for Public Policy & Research Associate
Dr. John Tully, Interim VP for Student Affairs & Professor of History
Closing – President Toro
Voice of Dr. Reginald Simmons, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, reading an excerpt from Congressman Lewis’s final essay.