Inside|Outside

The Paragate Project offers workshops and longer term “Forgiveness Circles” both for the general public and inside jails and prisons.  The fees for forgiveness workshops on the outside – offered on a sliding scale – help offset the cost of workshops for incarcerated people.

In the San Bruno County Jail, we held an 18 week forgiveness circle with a group of 15 men labeled violent offenders. The depth of learning, self-exploration, and transcendence from men who had much to forgive and much to be forgiven for was extraordinary.  Below is the art piece they collectively created inside the jail as a part of their healing journey. 

Forgiveness Mantle. San Bruno Jail Forgiveness Workshop Participants and Dee Morizono Myers.  Mixed Media, 8' x 18'.