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And Still We Rise – A Dynamic Theatrical Performance

March 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


And Still We Rise, launched out of IPS’s Black Worker Initiative, is a collaborative theater project featuring former prisoners and their loved ones. Join us for a performance that will weave the personal experiences of actors—stories of imprisonment, survival and re-entry—into a gripping afternoon of theater. Q&A session will follow.

And Still We Rise is dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.

With the establishment of a safe and creative training environment and the use of theater exercises and therapeutic techniques, we aim to:

  • Help participants gain skills and self-confidence in shaping and asserting their personal stories.
  • Weave their story-telling together into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who spend years incarcerated and then strive to integrate back into society.
  • Create a vital public forum where participants bring greater awareness and engagement to pressing criminal justice issues.

Join us for what promises to be a rich afternoon of theater and discussion. Suggested donation is $12 at the door, but no one turned away due to lack of funds.


Netfa Freeman, IPS


First Church in JP Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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