Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra MSW ’82, JD ’85 spoke to a full classroom of students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, April 11th. Adjunct faculty member, Charlotte Kinlock MSW ‘81, invited Mayor Segarra to speak about political advocacy in the municipal arena.

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Charlotte Kinlock, Mayor Pedro Segarra, Dean Salome Raheim, Louise Simmons
He shared the challenges of being the Mayor of one of the poorest cities in Connecticut and offered suggestions of the kinds of skills and characteristics social workers, particularly community organizers and policy practitioners need in order to be successful advocates in the municipal arena.