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What I Want My Words To Do To You- Film on a writing workshop of women inmates
December 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 28, 2017
“What I Want My Words To Do To You” offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women’s writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei. This outstanding film will serve as preparation for the following Thursday’s presentation by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, author of “Liberating Minds – The Case for College in Prison”
NOTE: Our regular 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. vigil will take place at Park Square as usual every Thursday. It is now in its 16th year without a Thursday when there was no one present. Please join us if you can.
Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice
All BCP&J programs will be held at the Unitarian/Universalist Church,
175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, MA.
These events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are
free and open to the public.