This Monday, join your colleagues at CEA for a journey back to 18th-century Britain by attending a free showing of the movie Belle. CEA’s Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Commission is hosting the movie night and will also be providing a light dinner and popcorn.
“It’s an opportunity to get out and be with colleagues in a relaxed environment that will allow for genuine, thought-provoking conversation,” says HCR Commission Chair Jennifer Jasenski.
The event, to be held at CEA Headquarters in Hartford on Monday, November 17, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to all CEA members. Free on-site parking is provided.
Belle is a 2013 British drama based on the true story of a mixed-race woman raised in upper-crust 18th-century British society. Jasenski says that, although the movie is historical, its themes are still relevant today.
The HCR Commission has held a movie night for the past several years to provide CEA members with camaraderie, while giving them a chance to consider issues they may not otherwise have an opportunity to discuss. Movies shown in past years have centered around issues including the Holocaust and Connecticut’s school-to-prison pipeline.
The HCR Commission is one of CEA’s standing commissions and is responsible for supporting and advancing racial, economic, and gender equity in Connecticut’s public schools and within the Association.