Theme:

Behind the Curtain

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The theme, “Behind the Curtain: Brains, Beauty, Business and Beyond” has been carefully crafted by a joint group of business leaders from the greater Phoenix-area and female inmates representing the Perryville prison complex, part of the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).

Our first event took place on April 19, 2018. Find all of the recorded talks and performances here: 

 
 
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About

TEDx Perryville Correctional will take place at the all-female Perryville prison complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Speakers from within Perryville’s incarcerated population, and as well as members of the public, will present on topics and provide artistic performances that are related to the theme.

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Topics

TEDxPerryville will host a range of diverse topics that relate specifically to the thoughts, wants, and needs of the women who are behind bars. 

Business and Corrections

What is the impact on society when businesses take action and empower an often overlooked population? We'll take a look at the positive benefits business and corrections can have when they work in conjunction. 
 

Education

Traditionally we think of education as only something that can occur in a school environment. Whether it be Youtube, Khan Academy, or something else, there are now a variety of ways in which people can attain a specialized knowledge of almost anything. Women behind bars are proving this point. 

Drug Addiction and Treatment

There are a lot of issues affecting the American public these days, but Opiod and Meth addiction are easily some of the worse. The state of Arizona is advancing new techniques in how we treat these addictions. 
 

Parenting while Incarcerated

Few understand the grief and trauma that come with separating from your child. Women who are incarcerated are often under extreme duress. Not to mention this has a huge impact on the children of the incarcerated. 

 
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Our Core Team

Organizers

 Michelle Cirocco | Organizer | Woman in Charge 

Michelle Cirocco | Organizer | Woman in Charge 

 Candice Wright | Catering and Art | Rockstar 

Candice Wright | Catering and Art | Rockstar 

 Jack Hooker | Organizer | Photography and Video  

Jack Hooker | Organizer | Photography and Video  

 Chris Cirocco | Logistics Boss | Hubby and Chef

Chris Cirocco | Logistics Boss | Hubby and Chef

 Jennifer Jewett | Marketing and Communications | PR on beast mode

Jennifer Jewett | Marketing and Communications | PR on beast mode

 Korbi Johnston | Catering and Art | Unstoppable

Korbi Johnston | Catering and Art | Unstoppable

 

 

February 2018

This event has the potential to change lives. We firmly believe in the power of education to enable us to reshape the world around us. 

 

 

 
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Volunteer opportunities

It takes a lot of work to put together an event like TEDxPerryville. We have a range of volunteer opportunities. Please click below to find out more.