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5:00pm – Doors Open and Reception

5:45pm – Opening Remarks by Congressman Joe Courtney

6:00pm – Screening of Documentary

6:30pm – Panel Discussion

Grit & Grace: The Fight for the American Dream is a groundbreaking documentary-style film produced by the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, led by CT Congressman Jim Himes.

While the families featured represent different backgrounds, perspectives, and political leanings, all of them share the same dream of financial stability, as well as gripping stories of struggle, ambition, and hope.


  • Attorney Lonnie Braxton II
  • Maryam Elahi, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
  • Maria Matos, Mosaic Coalition
  • Deb Monahan, TVCCA

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