S.T.A.R. responds to racist letter left anonymously on New Canaan doorsteps. Click here to read statement.

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Stand Together Against Racism

We believe that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond.

What's New?

Social Justice Book Group

(Grades 5-8)

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Book of the Month:

Amina's Voice 

By: Hena Khan

Thursday, October 14th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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S.T.A.R. Book Club

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Book of the Month:

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

By: Isabel Wilkerson

October 18th - November 15th

Mondays 7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom


Documentaries of the Month


What We're Reading This Month!

All Boys Aren't Blue By: George M. Johnson
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Felix Ever After By: Kacen Callender
They Call Me Mix By: Lourdes Rivas
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice By: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the Aids Crisis
The Black Flamingo By: Dean Atta
Juneteenth For Mazie By: Floyd Cooper
And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer's Reflection on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death By: J Mase III

This is what we stand for.

Our Mission

At Stand Together Against Racism (“S.T.A.R.”), our mission is to equip residents of New Canaan, CT and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism — including its history, root causes and the structures that perpetuate

it— and to proactively advocate for racial equity and bias elimination. We believe

that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social

change in our community and beyond.

We seek to achieve our mission through three primary activities:


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S.T.A.R. is first and foremost an educational organization. Through workshops, events, reading lists, and other resources, we aim to advance awareness and understanding of the complex ecosystem that is systemic racism and to equip our community members—both adults and youth—with the information and tools they need to take action against it.

Community Outreach

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We believe that change starts at home. By forging strong connections with members of our community in New Canaan, we believe we can amplify our voice as we advocate for cross-cultural understanding, bias awareness and inclusion. S.T.A.R. has already formed ties with numerous local organizations that share our interest in racial equity and work with us to effect change.

Advocacy and Policy

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S.T.A.R. supports public policy initiatives at the local, state, and national levels, as well as grassroots activities aimed at dismantling root causes of systemic racism. Additionally, we are committed to helping historically underserved individuals and families understand key policies that impact them, whether related to health care, employment, housing, or other essential areas.


The Burning of Black Wall Street

Tulsa Burning:

The 1921 Race Massacre