Dances for Solidarity-Denver

Dances for Solidarity-Denver meets 2x a month, on Sunday evenings, at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Follow us on Facebook for meeting details and updates.

We have begun working on our first performance project co-choreographed by our pen pals in solitary confinement. Stay tuned for our Denver performance in spring 2018. Contact Patrycja if you would like to get involved in event planning, our 2018 performance projects, and/or building community partnerships to transcend the punishment paradigm. Ideas/questions/feedback welcome at

We are grateful for our letter writers, pen-pals, and the work of community partners WEBS of Support, Denver Justice Project, Dance To Be Free, Creative Strategies for Change, Titwrench Collective, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and Black & Pink.

Read writing from some Denver-based collaborators in Captured Words, Free Thoughts.

About Patrycja Humienik, Denver Chapter Leader


Patrycja Humienik is a first generation Polish-American interdisciplinary artist, activist, and educator based in Denver, Colorado. She is currently completing her masters degree in Communication at the University of Colorado-Denver, where she teaches Core Composition and Presentational Speaking. Patrycja integrates creative writing, public speaking, and somatic approaches in her workshops in prison as a volunteer with the Democratic Communication project, a program which produces the journal Captured Words, Free Thoughts. Her research is centered on mass incarceration, equity and inclusion in the classroom, arts-based strategies for social change, and improving intercultural communication practices in higher education. Current projects include collaborative multimedia performance project kismet&dough.


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