Free to Succeed – Computer Literacy
Adult Computer Literacy For Women Formerly Incarcertated
Trinfo Cafe partners with Judy Dworin Performance Project Inc (JDPP) to bring computer literacy courses to Free To Succeed participants, a community-based prision reintegration program for formerly incarcerated women.
In a year-long process, 25 to 30 women at York CI create a unique performance piece from autobiographical writing, song-writing, and dance. They learn how to work as a collaborative community, providing a safe space to delve deeply into their personal and imaginative resources. The performance that they develop with JDPP teaching artists is honest, sometimes wrenching, but ultimately hopeful. Working in collaboration with York’s social workers and administration, the performances are shared with approximately 400 York residents, outside guests and families of the performers. This program was the seedbed for all of JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries programs.
“There is no other program that allows us to share our emotions openly and honestly. There also is no other program that gives us an ability to be creative as artists and share that art and there is no program that allows us to share with our families that product and visit.”