Sacha Armstrong-Crockett, Community Fellow

“Black storytellers have always provided an example of what healing justice can look like…Although there is no one way to live a Black life, there is a shared experience we can't deny...I'm very interested in fostering Black expression without inserting white definitions of our humanity.”

Sacha Armstrong-Crockett is a Middletown native committed to claiming her own liberation and creating a life that leads to ancestral healing. As a wife of 23 years and mother to five children, protecting her family guides the work she does. In her TEDx talk she speaks on Black healing in white spaces and her role in changing our local middle school name from controversial Woodrow Wilson to Beman Middle, honoring a family of local abolitionists.

As a local realtor, she is involved in educating BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folx on the importance of homeownership. She puts an emphasis on the history of the government's role in federally mandated segregation, redlining and Black land loss. DeSegregate Connecticut featured her in their educational videos where she speaks on how racist zoning policies of yesterday still affect Black homeownership rates today.

In 2020, Armstrong-Crockett was chosen as co-chair for the Mayor’s Anti-Racism Task Force. The mission of the task force is to propose policy recommendations and action items to the mayor that dismantle institutional racism and eliminate white supremacy by centering the voices and experiences of BIPOC residents.

There’s a joyful curiosity and a righteous anger in Armstrong-Crockett’s community work. She truly believes that a life rooted in Black pride, Black love, and Black joy is obtainable. Despite the pain of a shared experience of lost lineage, Sacha finds strength and aspiration in the stories of the Black women that led before her.

Watch the MARC Community Resources Racial Equity Forum with Representative Quentin Phipps, Sacha Armstrong-Crockett, and Michael Rohde on YouTube.