Beyond Bricks and Mortar
Cynthia is leading a collaborative project called Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Stories of Community and Resilience that is partnering with the Hope Gardens Senior Center, Silent Barn, and Families United for Racial Economic Equality (FUREE). This collaborative documentary project between public housing residents and community organizations/volunteers seeks to highlight the lives and experiences of residents in public housing as they face the changes in their communities resulting from diminishing affordable housing stock and gentrification. We hope to inspire action towards preserving and improving affordable housing for our forgotten neighbors in public housing. Utilizing video and photography, Beyond Bricks and Mortar will foster intergenerational partnerships with youth, adults and seniors to collect and convey the stories of their lived experiences.