Judy Dworin Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

As we continue to confront COVID-19 and embrace the anti-racism call to action spurred by the terrible death of George Floyd, Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is committed internally and externally to use the arts in fresh ways to express and communicate both what has been, and a responsive vision of what can be. As we continue to find new ways to reach out to our program participants and the larger community, we do so knowing that the power of the arts keeps us grounded, connected and resilient. Through our social media platforms, we are providing arts activities and participatory viewing experiences that release the imagination, bring further awareness to critical issues, and encourage thoughtful and healing participation. We do this celebrating the dignity of all, the wisdom of the body, the deep reflective capacity of the mind and the belief that the arts are key in supporting our wellbeing. We continue to deeply re-examine and reimagine knowing that in our dimmest moments the arts provide light, inspiration and hope. We are now and always...Moving with and for Change. Join us!!


 

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To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will be sharing his story today during story time! Join us at 3:00 p.m.! ... See MoreSee Less

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will be sharing his story today during story time! Join us at 3:00 p.m.! ... See MoreSee Less

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will be sharing his story today during story time! Join us at 3:00 p.m.!

As we look at our country, at its huge divides, at the unconscionable trespass that occurred last Wednesday and the warnings of more to come, how can we open our hearts and minds to a different reality?

During this crisis in our country, in the midst of a pandemic that continues to wreak havoc, feeling fear, anger, grief and disbelief, it is very hard to conceive of compassion-- of bridging the divides that confront us so starkly. Ultimately, compassion will be our task at hand if we are ever to unify and work for the vision of a country that is just and treats all of its citizens equally-- a place that we are proud to call our home.

As we move toward a Monday honoring the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his words throughout this weekend, next week and onward,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
(from his book Strength to Love)

"We must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.”
(from his address Where do We Go from Here)

Let’s be audacious in our faith in the future and keep hope lit brilliantly in our hearts and minds.
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As we look at our country, at its huge divides, at the unconscionable trespass that occurred last Wednesday and the warnings of more to come, how can we open our hearts and minds to a different reality?

During this crisis in our country, in the midst of a pandemic that continues to wreak havoc, feeling fear, anger, grief and disbelief, it is very hard to conceive of compassion-- of bridging the divides that confront us so starkly. Ultimately, compassion will be our task at hand if we are ever to unify and work for the vision of a country that is just and treats all of its citizens equally-- a place that we are proud to call our home.

As we move toward a Monday honoring the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his words throughout this weekend, next week and onward,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
(from his book Strength to Love)

We must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.”
(from his address Where do We Go from Here)

Let’s be audacious in our faith in the future and keep hope lit brilliantly in our hearts and minds.

Join New Britain Museum of American Art for a week of virtual programming celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of 'The Power of Love'. Use this link to register for these free events: nbmaa.org/events

The series of event's are being presented by NBMAA's Community Advisory Group, JDPP's Programming Coordinator and New Britain resident, Suzi Jensen is proud to be part this fantastic group!
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Join New Britain Museum of American Art for a week of virtual programming celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of The Power of Love. Use this link to register for these free events: https://nbmaa.org/events

The series of events are being presented by NBMAAs  Community Advisory Group, JDPPs Programming Coordinator and New Britain resident, Suzi Jensen is proud to be part this fantastic group!

Suzi reads "The Snowy Day"! Today we will be reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us today at 3 for story time! Today we will be reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us today at 3 for story time! Today we will be reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This story beautifully depicts a childs wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Today join our friend Mike Jensen as he reads "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. A holiday classic, perfect for kids of all ages! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Woo-hoo, Mikey!

Tonight is the night! Join us at 7:00 p.m.! us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-6gqD0jGN0C9ofe9Eq8Jg2u4rqVx1f3?fbclid=IwAR3ATlZpR2Grolwtw8... ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this Thursday for our virtual fundraiser! Register today to get early access to our holiday pop-up shop! us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-6gqD0jGN0C9ofe9Eq8Jg2u4rqVx1f3 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You all, for a wonderful and successful #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You all, for a wonderful and successful #GivingTuesday

 

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And we made our match!!! We can't thank you enough!

What an amazing day with amazing people! #gratitude #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less

What an amazing day with amazing people! #Gratitude #GivingTuesday
Thank you to our amazing supporters! #KeepItGoing #GivingTuesday https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270

Afternoon Update: 10 Donors and $875!
Be part of JDPP’s #GTcelebration #GivingTuesday give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270
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Afternoon Update: 10 Donors and $875! 
Be part of JDPP’s #GTcelebration #GivingTuesday https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270
You #MakeADifference – thank you! 
#GivingTuesday https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270
Believe 
There can be 
Change today - #MakeAGift #GivingTuesday
https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270

 

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Congrats on your HFPG grant! 🎉

Start something amazing with your gift to JDPP! https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270

Get something started this #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. Make a gift to JDPP, and invite your friends to join you. A generous donor has given $2500 as a challenge match. Can you help meet the match? give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270 ... See MoreSee Less

Get something started this #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. Make a gift to JDPP, and invite your friends to join you. A generous donor has given $2500 as a challenge match. Can you help meet the match? https://give.judydworin.org/campaign/fall-2020-peer-to-peer/c301270

Now more than ever, we need the support of our friends and family. You kept us going, and we are forever grateful.

Best wishes for a safe holiday season.

“Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone” – Maya Angelou
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Now more than ever, we need the support of our friends and family. You kept us going, and we are forever grateful. 

Best wishes for a safe holiday season. 

“Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone” – Maya Angelou

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Please enjoy this replay of 'Courage' by Bernard Waber!

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.
Today we are reading Courage by Bernard Waber
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Funders:     Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     The Darlene J Bailey Charitable Trust through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund               J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.                    Digel Family Foundation     Ensworth Charitable Foundation               Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust through Trinity College               Isabella's Pink Bus     George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation          Sharon R. O’Meara Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     Stewart B. McKinney Foundation                         Charles Nelson Robinson Fund               Watkinson Prisoners Aid Society               Sponsors:     BlumShapiro     Budwitz & Meyerjack P.C.     Hardman Law Offices     GeoQuest, Inc.     Roger’s Fine Liquors     Yankee Discount Liquor     … and a huge THANK YOU to the many Friends who have supported JDPP over the years!