Anita Friday is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center who with her partner, a former prosecutor, established the first African American male/female partnered law firm in the State of Connecticut.
Throughout her career, Friday has served on numerous community boards, worked with at-risk teen parents, took on responsibilities as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Stamford, and organized a minority parent’s association in the Stamford public schools system.
Anita is currently a member of the Anti-Racism Education Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, serves on the Trustee Board for Easttown Library, and has created a multi-cultural curriculum for elementary students at a local private school.
Anita is the founder of Open Hearts…A Path for Racial Healing. The goal of the organization is to build a bridge across the deep racial divide that exists in America. To achieve her objectives, she has designed materials for and facilitated groups who are engaged in Courageous Conversations regarding issues of race and ethnicity. In addition, she has created a workshop entitled Racism Power Privilege Poisons and Promising Possibilities while conducting forums, workshops, lectures and Town Hall conversations at the various religious, community and educational institutions in the area with regard to racial and criminal justice and prison reform..
Today she will be speaking about Suspicion…Why and What Cost?