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Rebuilding Lives

Time: November 23, 2008 at 3pm
Location: St Andrews Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Street: 3 Maple Street
City/Town: Framingham MA 01702
Website or Map: http://www.standrewsframma.or…
Phone: 508-872-3780
Event Type: Historical, Re-creation
Organized By: Framingham History Center
Latest Activity: Nov 24, 2008

Event Description

Storyteller Libby Franck with
Singer Deborah Rocha
Rebuilding Lives
Miriam Van Waters
And The Framingham Women’s Reformatory
Libby Franck will take on the persona of Dr. Van Waters - a pioneering prison reformer who taught women how to regain their dignity as workers, mothers and citizens. Learn about her firing and subsequent reinstatement as Superintendent after a public hearing that made daily headlines in the Boston papers for months in 1949.

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Comment by Libby Franck on November 24, 2008 at 9:06pm
It went so well the History Center wants to do it again next year!

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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