ClosetoHome Video at Annual Meeting

“Other Powers: Trauma Survivors Reclaim Joy a Film/Reading”

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Through two poetry workshops, professor and poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon helped women identify and write about trauma, survival, and joy. Working with community partner/filmmaker Sue Perlgut of CloseToHome Productions, they documented the workshops, readings, and interviewed participants. The result is the film/reading which is a celebration of healing. At the Annual Meeting we’ll be screening 10 minutes of the film.

This project is partially supported by grants from the City Federation of Women’s Organizations, an Engaged Opportunity Grant from Cornell and the Community Arts Partnership.