Kids Speak


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:30 am to 5:30 pm


Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290


Kids Speak is a day for students from Connecticut to come together and discuss topics related to civil and human rights. This forum will raise students’  consciousness  regarding  diversity, school climate and culture, anti-bullying, equal protection, neighborhood isolation and housing, busing, individuality, and much more!

History of Kids Speak: In  1993,  then  UConn  Law  School  students, Cheryl  Sharp  and  Rae  Thiesfield-Vann,  developed and launched the first Kids Court Competition in the Greater Hartford area to educate students about diversity and civil and human rights issues. After  receiving  approval  from  the  Governor’s Office in 1996, Attorneys Sharp and Thiesfield-Vann  co-chaired  the  first,  statewide  Kids  Court Competition and Kids Speak event. The competition, sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, successfully ran for five straight years, allowing thousands of students to participate.


Dean DeMeola


If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at at least two weeks in advance.