In response to the events of September 11, 2001, Broadway Housing Communities youth participants created the art and narrative for “What Will You do for Peace”, a project sponsored by the Inter-Relations Collaborative. This project gained the attention of Faith Ringgold, and the result of this collaboration, the 9/11 Peace Story Quilt (see image below), will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 22, 2012.
Where are they now?
We recently caught up with some of the original participants of the program…
Carlos (19) is a junior at Manhattanville College, Westchester County, NY mayoring in English. This summer he assisted the InterRelations Collaborative in introducing freshmen entering the CUNY system on multiculturalism. His dream is to become a newspaper editor.
Emmanuel (23) moved to Miami, Florida in 2008 where she works and attends college on a part-time basis.
Vielka (22) is a mother and a student at Bronx, Community College.
Gisela (24) is a mother and a part-time staff member of Broadway Housing Communities
Amber (21) recently is attending Lehman College in the Bronx.
Andrea (21) is a junior at Soka University in California majoring in Human Rights. She just returned from Japan where she spent the spring semester in a Study Abroad Program. She touched down in Japan the same day the earthquake hit followed by the tsunami and she immediately signed up as a volunteer in the relief effort.
Leah (20) is a junior at the Art Institute of Philadelphia mayoring in illustration. This summer she assisted the InterRelations Collaborative in the training of freshmen entering the CUNY system on Multiculturalism.