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Rebuilding Lives-Miriam Van Waters & the Framingham Women's Reformatory

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Rebuilding Lives-Miriam Van Waters & the Framingham Women's Reformatory

Time: March 10, 2012 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: Worcester Friends Meeting House
Street: 901 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Worcester MA 01602
Phone: 508-754-3887
Event Type: spoken, word, series
Organized By: Katie Green
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2012

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Superintendent Van Waters in the 1930's and 40's instituted many progressive reforms aimed at rehabilitating inmates at the Framingham Reformatory.    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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