Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1591

Phone: (860) 240-0290  | Fax: (860) 240-0248 | E-mail

February 25, 2013
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Communications Director Kevin Flood

Join us for a televised ‘Town Hall’ on how communities can deal with traumas like the Newtown shootings

‘Moving from Tragedy to Action: The Power of Community’ will air live from the Old State House at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, on CT-N 

Watch the Connecticut Network (CT-N) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday for a Town Hall-style forum where experts and concerned residents from across the state will explore ways communities can regroup and take meaningful action after terrible events like the school shootings in Newtown.

The forum, "Moving from Tragedy to Action: The Power of Community," will air live from the historic courtroom of the Old State House in Hartford, with CT-N’s Diane Smith hosting.

Commission on Children Chairman George Coleman, who lives in Newtown and formerly served as the state education commissioner, will be among the invited guests who will talk with Ms. Smith about the steps we can all take to strengthen our communities in times of crisis. Other guests will bring expertise in such areas as mental health, law enforcement, and school safety.

The Commission is proud to join the Old State House, CT-N, the Connecticut Civic Health Advisory Group, Everyday Democracy, and the Secretary of the State’s office in organizing this timely program. It is made possible through funding by Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CT-N is carried on expanded basic cable TV networks statewide. Visit to find the channel location for the network in your community or to watch online. U-Verse subscribers will find it on Channel 83.

For updates and additional information, see the news blog of the Old State House, at

About the Commission on Children: Created with bipartisan support in 1985 by the Connecticut General Assembly, the Commission on Children brings together the various levels of government, the private sector, nonprofit agencies, and philanthropy to promote public policies in the best interests of children. Its board members, who serve as volunteers, are appointed by legislative leaders of both parties. It has a staff of five. For more information, visit

This page was last updated: February 25, 2013

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