On Saturday September 17th, Trinfo.Café hosted its 4th Annual Back to School Community BBQ in collaboration with the Men of Color Alliance student group and celebrated a new mural painted by students from the Hartford Magnet Middle School (HMMS) as part of The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts funded reading enrichment program. Professor Lucy Ferris, from the English Department, spearheaded The Big Read effort on campus and Trinfo provided web space for Trinity students to promote the dozens of activities relating to The Big Read. Over 100 Trinity College students, along with dozens of neighborhood families enjoyed a beautiful Fall afternoon packed with food, music, and performances. Trinity student organizations hosted information tables and performed a step show, while dozens of neighborhood kids bounced away on an inflatable castle. The event highlights Trinfo. Cafe’s transformation away from its narrow beginnings as a computing center for the neighborhood, into a community space that is truly a bridge linking the campus and neighborhood.
Please take a look at pictures from the event here and special thanks to Jeanika Browne-Springer ’12 and the Trinity College Communications Office.