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2017 and 2018 (Jan 1-Dec 31)
Various Locations

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming conferences, which we hope will be of interest to our network. Help us add to this list by sending us a message!  

Saturday April 21, 2018

Join us for the next meeting of the Sheff Movement Coalition! Saturday, April 21 10 AM – 12 PM Sheff Movement Offices CT Nonprofit Center, Building 1 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

Saturday March 17, 2018

Join us for the next meeting of the Sheff Movement Coalition! Saturday, March 17 10 AM – 12 PM Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

Saturday January 20, 2018

Join us for the next meeting of the Sheff Movement Coalition! Saturday, January 20 10 AM – 12 PM Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

Saturday December 16, 2017

Join us for the next meeting of the Sheff Movement Coalition! Saturday, December 16 10 AM – 12 PM Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

October 28
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

September 16
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

July 31-August 2
Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

The Sheff Movement will be serving as a local host for “IntegrateUS 2017 Summer Institute: Building a National Movement of Youth Leaders for Integration,” so that Hartford Area youth and adult allies can participate in this three-day training together. REGISTER FOR THE HARTFORD AREA TRAINING IntegrateNYC4me will be hosting a virtual institute on July 31 to […]

June 15
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts/Learning Corridor, 15 Vernon Street, Hartford
5:30 PM

Join the Sheff Movement and Women’s March CT for a community film screening and discussion featuring “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” the critically-acclaimed film that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The film examines controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership […]

June 10
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

May 20
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

April 22
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

March 18
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School 5 Cone Street Hartford, CT 06105

February 18
Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One)

Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One) Hartford, CT 06106

Saturday October 22, 2016
Hartford Public Library

On October 22, the Sheff Movement will host a design challenge to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sheff v. O’Neill decision. This event is meant to promote meaningful public discourse and engagement that will ultimately strengthen Greater Hartford’s ongoing efforts to address racial and socioeconomic isolation and related inequities. This conference aims to: 1) […]

Saturday June 11, 2016
Sheff Movement Office
10:00AM - 12:00PM

As a reminder, the Sheff Movement meeting will be held June 11th at our offices (75 Charter Oak Ave). We’ll  start at 10AM and plan to finish by 12PM. Please forward any suggestions for agenda items. Three things: 1) We’ll be discussing the new legal agreement that was announced June 10th (See “With ‘Mixed Emotions,’ […]

Saturday May 21, 2016
Sheff Movement Office
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday April 16, 2016
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
April 6-7, 2016
Holiday Inn East Hartford
8:00am - 3:00pm

This professional development opportunity is for educators, educational leaders, and educational stakeholders interested in examining and developing policies, practices, structures, and systems for all in their school community; specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Saturday March 26, 2016
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday March 19, 2016
Bulkeley High School
8:30am - 12:30pm

Engage in discussion about race, racism and inequality in our society and its impact on our children’s education. Build connections and find common ground with others as we support our students.

Saturday February 27, 2016
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday January 16, 2016
CT River Academy
10:00am - 12:00pm

This is our first time meeting at one of the Goodwin College magnet schools, and we’re excited to learn about the work happening there! Since CT River Academy is hosting an information session that same day, a student-led school tour is an option for coalition members who’d like to stick around after the meeting.

Saturday December 19, 2015
Breakthrough North
10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday November 16, 2015
Glastonbury–East Hartford Magnet School

The Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative will host “School Diversity: A Priority for Our Children, Our Community and Our Future” on Monday November 16, 2015 at the Glastonbury–East Hartford Elementary Magnet School (95 Oak Street in Glastonbury). The evening will start with a reception at 6:00 in honor of Glastonbury’s Open Choice and ABC House students […]

Saturday November 14, 2015
Metropolitan Learning Center
9:00am - 11:00am

We’ll host November’s meeting at the Metropolitan Learning Center, the site of the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) Fair. Click here for more information.

Saturday October 10, 2015
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Fairfield University
11:45am - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Horton Sheff and Phil Tegeler were among the speakers at The Connecticut Mirror’s second statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race” on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Fairfield University. Elizabeth Horton Sheff contributed a discussion about school choice and Phil Tegeler contributed to a discussion about affordable housing and racial isolation.

Saturday September 19, 2015
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday July 18, 2015
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday June 20, 2015
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am (Brunch @9:30am)

Come meet Hartford’s mayoral candidates; ask them to support continued expansion of quality, integrated education. The Sheff Movement is pleased to welcome most of Hartford’s mayoral candidates to our monthly coalition meeting on June 20th. We will use this opportunity to provide an update on progress toward achieving access to a quality, integrated education for […]

Thursday May 28, 2015
Journalism and Media Academy
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is organized by the Healing Through Diversity and Dialogue Consortium.  Sheff Movement coalition co-chairs Jim Boucher and Elizabeth Horton Sheff will participate in the event, which will feature an opening panel (including Leonard Epps, Principal of the Journalism and Media Academy; and Robert Cotto, Hartford School Board) followed by facilitated dialogue at tables […]

Saturday May 16, 2015
Sheff Movement Office
10:00am - 12:00pm

Our May agenda includes a presentation and discussion by Mira Debs of Yale University, who authored the recent Sheff Movement policy brief on Pre-K programs in the Greater Hartford region. We’ll receive updates from our Communications Committee and hear about the school choice lottery.

Saturday April 25, 2015
Cinestudio Theater

The Sheff Movement is proud to partner with the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival in 2015 by sponsoring the festival’s first-ever Social Justice Award. We’re excited to announce “Racial Justice in Education” as the inaugural theme. Entry Deadline: April 11, 2015Festival Date: April 25, 2015 Social Justice Award prize: $250 Eligibility: The Festival is open to middle or high school-aged youth who live […]

Saturday April 18, 2015
Connecticut IB Academy
10:00am - 11:30am

Our April coalition meeting will be held at Connecticut IB Academy. CIBA is one of the newest Sheff schools and is located on the campus of East Hartford High School. Our agenda will include a taped webinar interview with Gary Orfield of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, who recently published a report on school integration in […]

Saturday March 21, 2015
Sheff Movement Office

Agenda will include reflections on Advocacy Day, a presentation by Kenneth Feder of Connecticut Voices for Children, and a review of the coalition’s ongoing Open Choice campaign.

Thursday March 12, 2015
Legislative Office Building
9:30am - Noon

Please join the Sheff Movement coalition for our second annual Advocacy Day! Last year’s event brought together more than 50 parents, students and educators to tell their legislators about the positive impacts of magnet schools and the Open Choice program. View photos from 2014. Sign up in advance so we can match you up with others from your […]

Monday March 2, 2015
Conference Call
4:30pm and 8:00pm

On February 23, 2015 the Sheff plaintiffs and the State announced a one-year extension of the Phase 3 stipulation. The Sheff Movement coalition is organizing two phone briefings, led by Alex Knopp, the Plaintiff’s Representative for Sheff v. O’Neill, and Martha Stone, attorney for the plaintiffs: Monday, 3/2 @ 4:30pm Monday, 3/2 @ 8:00pm We […]

Saturday February 21, 2015
Hartford Public High School

The February Sheff Movement meeting will take place from 9:00am-10:30am in the library at Hartford Public High School, prior to the HPS Education Expo in order to facilitate coalition members’ participation in both events.

Thursday February 12, 2015
South Church, Room 201

The Glastonbury School Board is exploring opening more seats for Hartford students to attend Glastonbury schools through the Open Choice program. Join us at South Church (959 Main St in South Glastonbury) us for a presentation by Open Choice program staff from the Capital Region Education Council (CREC), followed by Q&A/Discussion.  Come learn the facts […]

Saturday January 17, 2015
Journalism and Media Academy

Our January meeting will be held at Journalism and Media Academy (150 Tower Avenue, Hartford, CT 06120). We’re excited to be at JMA as we provide updates about our developing collaboration with Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival. Come learn a bit about the innovative programs at this Hartford magnet school, hear updates about our ongoing advocacy and outreach efforts, and participate in final […]

Tuesday January 13, 2015
Capitol Building, Room 310

This forum, hosted by LPRAC, addresses the status of ELL/bilingual education and how to improve outcomes for Connecticut’s non-English speaking children.

Saturday December 13, 2014
75 Charter Oak Avenue

Join us for a conversation with Hartford Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez about her vision for Hartford schools and how we can build upon the dramatic progress made in recent years to provide an increasing number of Hartford students with access to quality, integrated education. We’ll also review the final draft of our legislative and […]

Saturday November 15, 2014
Environmental Science Magnet School at Mary Hooker

Join us for a light lunch, following the School Choice Fair at A.I. Prince Tech.

Tuesday October 28, 2014
Real Art Ways (56 Arbor Street in Hartford)

Recognizing that educators play a crucial role in creating learning environments where diversity is valued as an asset that is to be celebrated and cultivated, the Sheff Movement invites all educators across Greater Hartford to participate in Mix It Up Greater Hartford. Mix It Up Greater Hartford is an opportunity to learn about some of the ways […]

Saturday October 25, 2014
Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Tuesday October 7, 2014
111 Charter Oak Avenue, Room 202

Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Workshop Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 pm CREC Central, Room 202 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT Anybody that is interested in applying for 2015-2017 Interdistrict Cooperative Grant funds is invited to attend this workshop. Kindly RSVP by October 3, 2014 by emailing Romina D’Angelo at rdangelo@crec.org. Please provide your name, district/organization, […]

Saturday September 27, 2014
Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Saturday July 19, 2014
75 Charter Oak Avenue

Join us for a working brunch on July 19th from 10:00am-12:00pm. We’ll provide updates while you enjoy some coffee and tasty food (food will be here starting at 9:30 so feel free to come a little early), and then we plan to break into groups to brainstorm ideas and set goals for our new volunteer […]

Saturday June 7, 2014
Capital Prep
May 15-18, 2014
Hartford, CT

The 32nd National Conference on Magnet Schools (May 15-18, 2014) offers four days of non-stop professional development activities, events, and excursions that you won’t want to miss. Hosted by Hartford Public Schools, with the support of regional districts. MSA will release new National Standards for magnet schools that are designed to connect best practices and research. […]

Friday May 9, 2014
West Hartford

Friends and supporters, please join us at a party/fundraiser hosted by Carol Vinick and Tom Connolly (original Sheff plaintiffs) at their home in West Hartford. Bring a friend, neighbor or parent from your child’s school, who would like to learn more about Sheff schools and how to support the effort to secure quality integrated education […]

Saturday April 26, 2014
UCONN Law School

Join us for breakfast on Saturday, April 26 as we reflect on our progress since 1989 and recommit to the struggle for quality integrated education for all of our children.

Thursday April 10, 2014
Legislative Office Building

Please join the Sheff Movement coalition for an Advocacy Day on Thursday morning. Come share your experience as a parent, student, or educator in a magnet school or the Open Choice program. Urge your legislators to fully fund Sheff programs. Invite legislators to our April 26th anniversary event.

November 8-9, 2013
Hartford, CT (Various Locations)

In collaboration with One Nation Indivisible, the Sheff Movement coalition will co-sponsor Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century on November 8-9, 2013 in Hartford. This interactive 2-day conference brings together parents, educators, scholars and activists who aspire to build innovative, racially and culturally diverse public schools that […]

Saturday April 13, 2013
Learning Corridor in Hartford, CT

Join our discussion on creating a dual-language magnet school for the Hartford region. Dual-language schools (also known as two-way immersion) enroll balanced numbers of English-speakers and native speakers of the partner language (such as Spanish), and design a curriculum for all students to learn both languages. Dual-language schools have successfully brought together English- and Spanish-speaking […]

Thursday October 18, 2012
Hartford Public Library, Cafe Space

Performances by Kinsella Dance Ensemble, the Real Ambassadors from Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Breakthrough Magnet News Team. We will be honoring Norma Neumann Johnson from Breakthrough Magnet, Dr. Bruce Douglas of CREC, and Dr. Steve Perry from Capital Prep. Please join us!

Tuesday March 20, 2012
UCONN School of Law

Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration Tom Mooney, Partner in the Hartford office and Adjunct Professor of Law (University of Connecticut School of Law), will serve as Moderator for a panel discussion entitled, “Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration” at the University of Connecticut Law School on March 20, 2012 from […]

Saturday February 18, 2012
Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Commissioner Pryor will be joining us. 

Saturday June 11, 2011
Hartford City Hall, Atrium

Connecticut Magnets: Leading the Nation A review of the most outstanding accomplishments of our magnets – how they are closing the achievement gap, winning state and national awards for excellence, and providing thousands of children with the quality, integrated education they deserve. What will we need to do to support these schools in the next […]

Sunday December 6, 2009
Center Congregational Church in Manchester

The Sheff Movement will be the focus of two events at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East (UUS:E) on Sunday, December 6, 2009. First, at the main 12:30 p.m. service, Elizabeth Horton Sheff will speak on the history and continuing need for the case. Immediately following, the church is hosting a forum on “Reducing Racial Isolation […]

Saturday November 21, 2009
Hartford City Hall, Council Chambers

Recap of our recent trip to Washington, DC and discuss the current state budget status, including possible upcoming suburban transportation issues.

Friday November 13, 2009
Howard Law School, Washington, D.C.

“Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Public Education Policy: A Conversation Among Policymakers, Advocates and Educators,” will bring together top Department of Education officials to speak with educators, parents, civil rights advocates, and scholars who support racially and economically integrated K-12 public schools. Organized by the National Coalition on School Diversity. Parents, educators, and […]

Thursday June 11, 2009
Legislative Office Building, Room 1C


Monday April 27, 2009
UCONN Law School

To mark this significant 20th anniversary of Sheff v. O’Neill, the Sheff Movement coalition is hosting an event at the law school to revisit some of the key research that continues to support the importance of K-12 school diversity. Featuring Susan Eaton and John Brittain.

Saturday April 11, 2009
Hartford City Hall, Council Chambers
Tuesday March 31, 2009
Hartford City Hall, Atrium

Co-Hosts Hartford City Council Majority Leader Jo Winch and the Sheff Movement coalition invite you to an evening of engaging dialogue and action on the issues we face as students, parents, teachers, administrators, elected officials, business owners, clergy and more, in successfully preparing and educating our students for the global society of the 21st century. […]

Saturday December 20, 2008
Hartford City Hall, Council Chambers

We’ll discuss the state’s education budget and the Sheff Comprehensive Management Plan. Please email your RSVP or other agenda ideas to ldd001@gmail.com.

Saturday November 22, 2008
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Connecticut Convention Center

The Sheff Movement coalition will present two workshops at the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) on Wednesday, October 8 at the Connecticut Convention Center. The theme is “Best Practices in Multicultural Education: PK-12 and Higher Education.”   The Sheff Movement Coalition: Organizing Parents Across District Lines The Sheff Movement Coalition is working to […]

Thursday August 7, 2008
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

On August 7-8, 2008, CREC is hosting a two-day seminar for anyone interested in the new Sheff agreement and its implications. Featuring the Sheff Movement coalition’s Liz Dupont-Diehl and other guest speakers. Two Rivers Magnet Middle School is located at 337 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT 06108.     

Saturday July 26, 2008
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hartford

For graduates and Project Concern paraprofessionals, bus drivers, and staff members. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 50 Morgan Street, Hartford.

Saturday April 26, 2008
Breakthrough Magnet School

A Call to Action A morning of information and sharing for students, parents, and citizens who support quality, integrated public education.  

Wednesday November 14, 2007
Hartford Public Library
5:30pm-7:30 pm

“Forty Years of Project Concern and Project Choice” A screening of our new 30-minute video documentary about Hartford’s city-to-suburb school integration program. Featuring interviews with alumni and founders of the Project Concern program and a discussion about the future of the program. Welcoming reception at 5:30; film at 6:00 followed by discussion.

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Tuesday April 24, 2018

Milo Sheff will be hosting a gathering on Saturday, August 2nd from 4-6pm at 226 Jazz Art Java (226 Broad Street in Windsor), featuring local spoken word artists. Tickets are $15, and will are available for purchase online and by phone (860-219-1947). (You can also pay at the door.) A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sheff Movement coalition. Spoken Word Performers: Sara Mas Kevin W. […]