October 11, 2012
A Free Event at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
How does the creative process liberate the spirit and empower self-emancipation? Join the discussion with guests Judy Dworin, Judy Dworin Performance Project and Beth Burgess, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
Dworin's new work, Meditations from a Garden Seat, which will have its premiere at Charter Oak Cultural Center, November 1-3, is intended to challenge common perceptions of the incarcerated by depicting their questing spirit, permanent sorrows, and joyous transformations within the barren confines of prison.
This multi-media work draws upon two sources—an essay by social critic Harriet Beecher Stowe, and narratives, songs, and dances by contemporary women who are in or out of prison.
Enjoy refreshments at 5 p.m. Discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.
Since 2008, the Stowe Center has brought community members together for Salons at Stowe, spirited discussions of contemporary issues to foster engagement and community action. Salon admission is FREE thanks to our members, donors and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Travelers Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Lincoln Financial Foundation.