Joining Hands for Justice
Year End Fundraiser

About the Event

Date: Friday December 8, 2023
Reception begins 6:30pm
Where: The Artists Collective and on Zoom

Parking: There is an entrance to a large parking lot on Woodland St. From there it is a short walk around the building to the front entrance.

Reception 6:30pm

Click her to participate in our silent auction

 With artwork by:
Albert D’Antonio
Jackie Bright
Paula Bush
Amy Goldbas
Jill Henderson Pasanen
Andre Rochester 

And featuring Jackie Bright creating her work during the evening!

Food provided by Ricardo McDonald (DaGoodChef)


Special thanks to our Purple Contest Judges 

Jay Samuels, Deb Rogala, and Sonia Brand-Fisher
Winners will be announced at 7:10pm, followed by a champagne toast


Live Presentation 7:30pm

Link to join via zoom at 7:15pm

Featuring performances by: (in order of appearance)

Lesanne Bird
L LeDonne
Yalines Torres
Victoria Steele
Dancers from Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA)
Tracy Schumaker
Tyran Sampson
Haley Fabrycki
Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury
Juanita Harris

Special guest:

Thessalonia Cobb

Introductions by:

Judy Dworin
Suzi Jensen
Kathy Borteck Gersten
Mellissa Craig
Marcela Oteiza


More special thanks to:

Kimberley Kersey & Yvonne Harris of Artists Collective

And to the JDPP Events Committee

Sheila Fisher
Robyn Genzano
Catharina Bates
Mellissa Craig
Jennifer Eifrig
Kylah Hudson
Suzi Jensen
Nancy Pappas
Emily Rosen

And volunteers

Scott Avery
Tori Berube
Caleigh Beecher
Kari Collins
Richard Genzano
Maura Keating
Tom Kugeman

And the JDPP Board of Directors
And you our fantastic supporters and friends


Our Wonderful Sponsors


Budwitz & Meyerjack
Trinity College 

Pace Setters

ARI Accounting & Human Resources
Community Partners in Action (CPA)
Community Renewal Team (CRT)
CIG PWM/Mike Lane
Matthew Phillips Aveda Salon/Matthew & Shari Phillips
Perfect Look Hair Design
Judy Weinstein

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