May 8, 2013

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AREA YOUTHS ATTEND
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AT HCC

LUCK OF THE DRAW - Irhaya Griffin of Waterbury (left) draws a ticket for a door prize from Richetta Joyner of Bridgeport at the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport’s Annual Youth Leadership Conference held recently at Housatonic Community College. Students from across the region trekked to HCC for the conference, which featured a viewing of the movie “A Raisin in the Sun,” starring Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Phylicia Rashad. The movie, based on a play of the same by Lorraine Hansberry, deals with an African-American family’s struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Following the movie, attendees discussed the social, educational, health and economic issues raised in the film. The Bridge Building Ministry brings diverse groups together to foster dialogue on various vital issues.