Facebook - Every Mondays at 5pm, join us for a live chat with Effie and Angaza about current events and ongoing OCIB projects.
Opportunities to learn - Culture Diversity conversation on tradition, language, history, education, and lifestyle.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Come connect with people in new ways.
Monthly meetings every 4th Monday- to establish an organizational structure, clarify goals, objectives , and conduct trainings for community residents.
In the past years, we held large community workshops at Torrington City Hall attended by 75 residents or more, featuring African and Latinx musical and dance performances with breakout workshops to discuss racism in the schools or the community and ideas for change.
Several meetings with Torrington Mayor, heads of various City Departments, and the Chief of Police to raise awareness of problems in communities. To create a better understanding of conduct towards people of diverse cultures. Torrington is active in culture history, language, arts and more.
2019- 2022 - We held workshops for students to learn about cultural diversity, mindfulness techniques, identity discussions, and anti bullying at Torrington High School and Oliver Wolcott Technical High School.
Ongoing discussions with school staff or community agencies regarding services such as: storytelling, african drumming, diversity conversations, mindfulness practices and cultural understanding.
September- May 12th - we provide training and skill steps to students with cultures different to share their own perspective and experiences. At the end of the school year, students will create a community video using diversity poetry and speeches.
2021 - Community events for Black History Month, Juneteenth, and response to George Floyd’s murder. Civil rights mural in Torrington CT- Martin Luther King Jr, John Brown, Amanda Gorman.
Weekly telephone call-in to discuss topics related to cultural diversity 860-491-0387.
2018- 2022 We continue to offer collaboration with other community groups including Connecticut Citizens Action Group, Unity in the Community, Northwest Connecticut Latina Women’s Group, Women’s Group, the Arts and Culture Commission, Noelke Gallery, Five Points Arts Center, local churches, Torrington Historical Society, and Sawyer’s Bar and Grill a minority owned small businesses.