Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.
These conversations focus on leading for equity, collective impact, advocacy, movement building, addressing organizational challenges and advancing innovative change. Featured leaders will share their insights to launch a dynamic group conversation. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Featured Leader: Gemeem Davis, Vice President and Co-Director, Bridgeport Generation Now
Passionate about Democracy Gemeem Davis was born, raised and educated in Bridgeport and became a member of Bridgeport Generation Now in 2017. She has served on its board since 2018 and is currently the Vice President and Co-Director of the organization. Bridgeport Generation Now uses the tools of community organizing to engage with the residents of Bridgeport to build a more just, equitable and livable city. Key to that work is dismantling the dual systems of racism and corruption that have plagued the city for over four decades. Along with Gen Now’s President and Co-Director, Callie Heilmann, Gemeem has led the fight for more transparency in city government, advocated for expanded voting rights and divestment of funds from the Bridgeport Police Department budget into education and social services.
Gemeem is also the President and Co-Director of Bridgeport Generation Now Votes, the Pro-Democracy affiliate organization of Bridgeport Generation Now committed to increasing voter education and turnout in Bridgeport elections. The 2021 Unrig Bridgeport Coalition and Campaign To Fix Bridgeport’s Broken Democracy successfully lobbied the CT General Assembly to appoint an Election Monitor for the city of Bridgeport for two years.