Donor Briefings

The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut

A Conversation with The Community Foundation President & CEO Will Ginsberg and Exhibit Curator April De Simone


Apr 04, 2023


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery at Gateway Community College, 20 Church St., New Haven, CT (South Campus - ground level)


April De Simone, Curator, The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut and Will Ginsberg, President & CEO, The Community Foundation

“In our collective stewardship of this great democratic experiment, we hold onto our personal dreams and aspirations for a future where the pursuits of life, liberty and happiness are accessible and experienced by all.”
— April De Simone

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are more than words describing democratic values. They are foundational principles to be integrated into every framework in the environments and systems we plan and design.

In this conversation with Foundation president & CEO Will Ginsberg and exhibit curator April De Simone, you will hear about the inspiration and goals of The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut, an experience that highlights local stories and personal experiences to tell a national story that draws connections between intentional land use policies and practices to examples of how democracy shows up in our community today.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Program will begin promptly at 4:15 p.m.
Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered following the program.

Questions? Contact Carmen Burgos.

Space is limited.
Parking in the Temple Street Garage will be validated.
ID is required for Gateway Community College security.

Also enjoy musical performances by "The Chill Quartet" featuring Doron Monk Flake and Monk Youth Jazz Students.

The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut was created in partnership with Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, The Housing Collective and Regional Plan Association, and funded in part by The Community Foundation’s Black Futures Fund.