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Rebuilding Lives: Miriam Van Waters and the Framingham Womens's Reformatory

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Rebuilding Lives: Miriam Van Waters and the Framingham Womens's Reformatory

Time: March 29, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: St Andrews Church
Street: 3 Maple Street
City/Town: Framingham
Website or Map: http://www.framinghamhistory.…
Phone: 508-626-9091
Event Type: living, history, program
Organized By: Libby Franck
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2009

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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. Songs by Deborah Rocha

Presented by The Framingham History Center
Refreshments will be served.

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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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