AIR: The closest airport is BDL (Bradley International Airport). Other airports within a 1.5 hour radius are PVD (Providence, RI and BOS (Boston, MA)
TRAIN: The closest Amtrak station is WND (Windsor, CT). Another option is Amtrak HFD (Downtown Hartford).
CAR: If you are considering driving - Hartford is about 1.5 hours from Boston, 2 hours from New York City, 2 hours from New Hampshire,3 hours from New Jersey, 4 hours from Philadelphia, 5 hours from Baltimore and 6 hours from DC.
ALTERNATE HOTEL OPTIONS:
Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North 555 Corporate Dr. Windsor, CT 860-688-6400
Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor 200 Corporate Dr. Windsor, CT 860-298-8000
LaQuinta Inn 64 Ella Grasso Turnpike Windsor Locks, CT 860-623-3336
6.24.2022 - 6.26.2022 Greater Hartford, CT
ALL EVENTS WILL OCCUR IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Friday June 24, 2022 12pm-3pm - Virtual only Opening Plenary & Workshop
Friday June 24, 2022 4pm-6:00pm - Virtual only Town Hall
Saturday June 25, 2022 7:30am-3pm - In person only Opening Plenary & Workshops (breakfast & lunch served) Hartford/Windsor Marriott 28 Day Hill Rd. Windsor, CT
Saturday June 25, 2022 3pm-5pm In person & Virtual ANNUAL MEETING PARTICIPATION: MEMBERS MUST BE REGISTED FOR THE CONVENTION (Either Friday or Saturday) Hartford/Windsor Marriott 28 Day Hill Rd. Windsor, CT
Saturday June 25, 2022 7pm-11pm - In person only African Gala Fundraiser Dinner Artists Collective 1229 Albany Ave. Hartford, CT
Atty. Nkechi Taifa is founder, principal and CEO of The Taifa Group LLC, a social enterprise firm whose mission is to advance justice. The Taifa Group's portfolio of client services has included coalition-building, covenings, government relations, meeting and retreat facilitation, strategic planning and trainings.
Dr. Cheryl Grills CA Reparations Task Force
Dr. Cheryl Grills is a clinical psychologist with a current emphasis in community psychology. A tenured, full professor in the psychology department, she has been on the faculty of LMU for 34 years and is Director of its Psychology Applied Research Center. A national Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Grills also founded Imoyase Community Support Services, a 30-year non-profit organization providing support and engagement to social service community based organizations.
33rd National NCOBRA Convention Speakers
Enola Aird, Community Healing Network Atty. Nkechi Taifa, Reparations Education Project Dr. Greg Carr, In Class with Carr Conteh Davis, Ancestry Research Training Project Dr. Cheryl Grills, CA Reparations Task Force Dr. David Ragland, Truth Telling Project Esther Standford-Xosei, Stop the Maangamizi Campaign
Friday 6.24.2022 12pm-3pm EST Opening Plenary & Workshop (Virtual only)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Presentation: Honoring Senator Bill Owens
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Internal Repair Sister Enola Aird & Dr. Cheryl Grills *Depth of our damage *Amazement of our Progress *Debt to our children (Next Generation)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Break for Upcoming Town Hall
Friday 6.24.2022 4pm-6pm EST Town Hall - Legislative Panel (virtual only)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moderators: Attorney Nkechi & Dr. Greg Carr
TOWN HALL: Reparations Legislative Updates Panel:
Amherst, MA Providence, RI Burlington, VT State of New York State of California
Saturday 6.25.2022 8am-5pm EST Opening Plenary, Breakout Sessions & Annual Meeting (In-Person only) Limited Seating Hartford/Windsor Marriott 28 Day Hill Rd. Windsor, CT
33rd National N’COBRA Sponsorship Levels All Convention Sponsors will be acknowledged at our African Gala Fundraising Dinner and posted on our event website. ATONEMENT (Reconciliation) Sponsor $5,000 ● (Eligible for Sponsor Acknowledgement Signage; African Gala Fundraising Dinner-2 tables of 6; 1 Full Page Program Book Ad) ACCOUNTABILITY (Reparations) Sponsor $2500 ● (Eligible for African Gala Fundraising Dinner-1 table of 6; 1 Full Page Program Book Ad) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Truth) Sponsor $1500 ● (Eligible for African Gala Fundraising Dinner-Three tickets; Half Page Program Ad) Community Sponsor $1000 ● (Eligible for African Gala Fundraising Dinner-Two tickets; Sponsor Line Ad in Program Book) Donations are not tax deductible (freedom is not free). Make check payable to: N’COBRA New England Host Committee P.O. Box 5932 Manchester, NH 03108 Pay online at: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/33rd-national-ncobra-conven
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.
N’COBRA’s founding meeting, September 26, 1987, was convened for the purpose of broadening the base of support for the long-standing reparations movement. N’COBRA has individual members, national and local organizational members and organizational affiliates. N’COBRA has chapters, members, affiliates, and supporters throughout the U. S. and in Africa, Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. N’COBRA is directed nationally by a board of directors. N’COBRA’s campaigns and work is organized through nine national commissions: Economic Development, Health, Legal Strategies, Legislation, Information and Media, Membership and Organizational Development, International Affairs, Youth and Education and seven standing committees: Nomination, Executive, Conference, Fund Development, ASHE, National office and National Campaign(s). N’COBRA holds an annual national membership meeting and conference, usually held the fourth weekend in June, to conduct the business of the Coalition as well as to evaluate and introduce new campaigns and strategies.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Greater Hartford area. Please email us at: [email protected] with any questions/concerns!