From November 2018 through October 2019, Oral History and Folklife Research collaborated with CoLab Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey exploring the impact of poverty, homelessness and incarceration. The project, initiated by CoLab in 2017 in collaboration with Rutgers University, sent student journalists to interview individuals who had experienced poverty and homelessness. As one component of the larger project, Oral History and Folklife Research used the interviews as source material to develop podcasts profiling the interviewees. The podcasts, and transcripts can be accessed on CoLab’s website here
Lead project partner organizations include the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, The Feeding New Brunswick Network, Newest Americans, NJ Spark and Oral History and Folklife Research. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided project grant funding.