October 24, 2017 Melissa Lamar

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Multi-Arts Performance Gives Voice to Women and Men In and Outside of Prison


Tunxis Community College invites the community to a free performance of excerpts from “Brave in a New World” and “In My Shoes” by Judy Dworin Performance Project on November 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 600 Building, Room 6-374. The excerpts will be followed by discussion and questions.

Performers include individuals who have re-entered society from state prison.

“Brave in a New World” explores the transition of those moving on from prison, and the challenges they and their families face. “In My Shoes” brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage in spoken word, dance and song and asks audiences to engage in what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes as it challenges us to explore issues of criminal justice from the stance of our common humanity.

For more information, contact Leigh Knopf at [email protected] or 860.773.1356.

Judy Dworin Performance Project is an award-winning organization of professional artists based in Hartford whose work on stage, in schools and in prison communities sparks awareness about social issues and provides compelling experiences through multi-arts performance and residencies in the community.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis Community College offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For a campus map, visit tunxis.edu/map.