Join us At Real Art Ways on July 31 – Angee’s Journey

by | Jul 26, 2022

Article written by: Julia Casey

Understanding and responding to the impact of incarceration on families and communities are critical components of our work at Community Partners in Action. We are honored to be invited by choreographer and filmmaker, Suchi Branfman, for a live, in-person screening of Angee’s Journey, a forty- minute dance documentary.

The film captures a mother’s devotion to her son Ernst Fenelon Jr., traveling twelve hours each way to visit him each month for fourteen and a half years in a maximum-security state men’s prison in California. 

Immediately following the film, Suchi will host aconversation with Angee Fenelon and Ernst Fenelon Jr, whose lives are featured in the film, along with CPAspecial guests Tracie Bernardi Guzman (who spent 23 years incarcerated at York Correctional Institution), her mother Laura Bernardi, and Debbie Rogala, CPA’s Director of Operations.

July 31, 2022

1:00pm – 2:30 p.m.

Real Art Ways

56 Arbor Street

Hartford, CT 06106

In lieu of purchasing a ticket, please bring donations for Community Partners in Action’s Re-entry Backpacks Drive which provides a person returning home with immediate basic needs including toothpaste, face mask, hand sanitizer, deodorant, face cloth, towels, comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner, and other personal hygiene products. Other valued items include bus passes, food gift cards, clothing vouchers and a low-cost Smart Talk pre-paid smartphone and phone card. 

Learn more at Real Art Ways or at You may also contact Deb Rogala at if you have other questions.