HEALING AMERICA FROM WHITE BODY SUPREMACY: An Exploration of Resmaa Menakem’s “My Grandmother’s Hands”

Healing America from White Body Supremacy: An Exploration of My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem Charter Oak Cultural Center, B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom and Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning present a six-week virtual discussion series on the book My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. DATES: Thursdays at […]

HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH – Virtual Exhibition of Paintings by Jacques Sterenberg

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Charter Oak Cultural Center is delighted to present HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH, a special virtual exhibit of Israeli landscapes by Israel-based painter Jacques Sterenberg. To view the paintings, click through the gallery below. To see a larger version, click directly on the image. To read the Artist's Statement, CLICK HERE.   About the […]

RESILIENCE – The Art of Georges Annan Kingsley

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

EXHIBITION OPENING: Friday, October 15 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm Exhibit runs through November 17. REVISED GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 2pm FREE and open to all. Masks required in the gallery. Learn more about the artist by CLICKING HERE.

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT US: A Fundraiser for Afghan Refugees

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Charter Oak Cultural Center, Connecticut Immigrant Refugee Coalition & Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services present PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT US: A Fundraiser for Afghan Refugees Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm Join us for this virtual program as we discuss the challenges and hurdles faced by Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban after the withdrawal of American […]

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READ IT & SLEEP – In Person! “Chicks & Salsa” with Andre Keitt

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

READ IT & SLEEP - In Person! Chicks and Salsa with Storyteller Andre Kiett Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for our monthly pajama party for young readers. This month, beloved storyteller Andre Keitt shares Chicks and Salsa. This adorable story is about barnyard animals that get fed up with eating the same old […]

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GLIMPSES OF A BETTER WORLD: Reflections on 20 Years at Charter Oak Cultural Center

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What has it been like to lead a multi-cultural arts center in a 20 year period that began with 9/11 and the rise of Islamophobia and included the financial crisis of 2008, the election of the first black president, the Trump administration, the exposure of the frightening extent of white nationalism in the US and […]

THE THEORY & POLITICS OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY with Dr. Wendy Leo Moore

Dr. Wendy Leo Moore is a sociologist and lawyer whose work focuses on the provocative intersections of race, the law, and legal institutions. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Moore received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota (2005) and her J.D. from […]

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READ IT & SLEEP – “The Painted Sky” in-person with Rabbi Donna Berman

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center welcomes families for our monthly pajama party! This IN-PERSON event will feature a reading of the children's book The Painted Sky by Charter Oak's own Executive Director Rabbi Donna Berman. Following the reading their will be a talk with Donna and an art activity. Every child in attendance will receive a […]

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Be A Friend Letter-Writing Party

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center would like to extend an invitation to youth in the area to join our Be A Friend Project. The Be a Friend Project is a national anti-bullying and pro-empathy organization that sends out incredible letters to bullying victims known as "Friend Mail." Through compassionate words and art, any child or teen […]

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ATTACKS ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY: What’s It Really About…

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ATTACKS ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY: What It's Really About and How Can Universities and Colleges Be Proactive in Protecting Its Faculty with Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews, Professor & Chair, Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University Dr. Siobhan Carter-David, Associate Professor of History & Women's and Gender Studies at Southern Connecticut State University Dr. […]

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ALL THAT REMAINS: Life / Study / Photographs by RICHARD HOLLANT

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

IN-PERSON exhibition of Richard Hollant's large-form photography will be on view in our gallery. December 9 through January 13; Mondays-Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm. Please note the gallery will be closed for the holidays, December 23-January 2, reopening January 3. FREE and open to all. EXHIBITION OPENING with the artist: Thursday, December 9 from 5:30pm […]

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Community Holiday Party – Family Fun for Everyone!

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents our annual COMMUNITY HOLIDAY PARTY Friday, December 10 at 5:30pm Please join us to spread the joy of the holiday season. There will be music, food, holiday crafts, gifts, and even a visit from Santa Claus! All activities will be socially distanced. Masks required! FREE and open to everyone! For more […]

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Charter Oak Cultural Center 2021 Vision Awards Virtual Gala

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ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN! Be there to share our excitement as Charter Oak Cultural Center invites one and all to our 2021 Vision Awards Virtual Gala. This moving and entertainment-filled event raises funds that help us meet our mission of doing the work of social justice through the arts. This 2021 Vision Awards recipients are: Scott O’Keefe […]

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Charter Oak Cultural Center and Ágora Cultural Architects presents Gozadera Boricua: “Viajes, palabras y música” de Silverio Pérez 

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center and Ágora Cultural Architects presents Gozadera Boricua: "Viajes, palabras y música" de Silverio Pérez  After these hard, pandemic times and confinement, Ágora Cultural Architects presents a series that will make you sing, dance, and laugh, just what the body and soul need! When it comes to getting back together safely, we […]

An Intimate Conversation with Riane Eisler on the 35th Anniversary of her landmark feminist work, THE CHALICE & THE BLADE

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Thursday, January 13th at 6:30pm Charter Oak Cultural Center and the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame are honored to bring you the opportunity to hear Dr. Riane Eisler talk about her groundbreaking feminist book, The Chalice and The Blade, and the evolution of her vital work. Dr. Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, […]

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