Sheltering in Place
Several central New Jerseyans who faced the prospect of homelessness because of the COVID-19 pandemic will share their stories, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Shelter Project, a collaboration among Rutgers University–New Brunswick, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and coLAB Arts in New Brunswick, will include a podcast, the recording of oral histories, virtual or live events, and new curricula at Rutgers and the seminary. “What does it mean for us to pay attention to the experiences of our most vulnerable neighbors?” says Colin Jager, director of Rutgers’ Center for Cultural Analysis and one of the project’s leaders. “We don’t have any easy answers, but we’re hoping we will get a more sophisticated sense of who we are talking to and how we talk to them.” Visit shelternj.org.