On Tuesday, September 15, Goodwin College will be the location of the Hartford Courant’s next Key Issues Forum, Rich State, Poor State: Connecticut Divided. With the widest economic disparity in the nation, what steps will Connecticut take to close the gap? How will those measures affect workers and employers alike? Panelists include Katie Kingsbury of The Boston Globe, who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorials on restaurant worker wages; Enrique Torres, a Republican on Bridgeport’s city council, candidate for mayor, and owner of a restaurant/market; Susan B. Dunn, president and CEO of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and Goodwin College’s own Gladys Mercado, mother of three, current student at Goodwin, and staff member of U.S. Rep. John Larson. Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar will moderate. The forum is 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goodwin College auditorium, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford. A reception will start at 5 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public. To register, please go to tribuneeventsgroupct.com.