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"Rebuilding Lives" Miriam Van Waters and the Framingham Women's Reformatory"y

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"Rebuilding Lives" Miriam Van Waters and the Framingham Women's Reformatory"y

Time: April 3, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Peabody Institute Library Sutton Room
Street: 82 Main Street
City/Town: Peabody MA
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Phone: 978-531-0100
Event Type: part, of, the, series, for, because he gave:, 150th, anniversary, george, peabody's, gift, to, poor, london
Organized By: Libby Franck
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2012

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Superintendent Van Waters instituted many progressive reforms aimed at rehabilitating inmates and preparing them for life after prison.  Since she believed her task was to educate the women in how to live after their release, she called them “Students.”


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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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