Justice Dance Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

Dear friends of JDPP,

All around us violence is on full display: in Uvalde, in Buffalo, in Ukraine. Thanks to instantaneous news, we feel barraged, even besieged. Scroll down, and there is fresh horror.

It’s not really possible to express the profound shared grief for the loss of lives to meaningless violence, particularly those of children in school… or to convey the pain of knowing that racism killed people doing their grocery shopping… or to describe the heartache of a record number of homicides in our city so far this year.

It is a mistake to “soldier on,” and allow our daily lives and mundane tasks to consume us. If we do, we will hollow ourselves, and dull our capacity for hope and change. It’s time to feel, together, as a community.

There is a word for that: compathy. More than “sympathy” or “empathy,” it literally means, “shared feeling.”

If we can feel our connection to each other, and the arts are a key pathway to get us there, we can connect with the truths inside ourselves and summon the courage to give them voice and to act. Let’s work together to make things better—there is not a moment to lose

Wishing you peace,


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Justice Dance Performance Project, Inc.

Justice Dance Performance Project, Inc.

Moving for Change Since 1989

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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!