Stories from the Pandemic is a multimedia initiative by Newest Americans that documents youth-centered experiences during the #coronavirus pandemic. The essays, videos, and images, offer an intimate look inside a range of unique experiences that young people are facing.
Join us at storiesfromthepandemic.com and on social media as we explore what the #COVID19 pandemic looks and feels like from these young people’s perspective. As a pandemic hits, youth respond.
This project is a collaboration between the Newark Board of Education and Newest Americans, a storytelling project about migration and identity based out of Rutgers University-Newark, created in partnership with Talking Eyes Media.
The mile-long stretch of Ferry Street from Penn Station to St. Stephen’s Grace Community Church is the spine of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Originally chartered in 1765 as Old Ferry Road by the colonial legislature to connect the ferries transporting goods and people from Manhattan and Jersey City to the market place in Newark, Ferry Street has provided a landing spot for newcomers ever since, a place for new arrivals to the city to begin new lives along the old ferry road.
Ironbound Foodscapes takes a look at the people who run these restaurants, the food they serve and the role that food plays in an immigrant neighborhood. It also delves into the histories of the buildings that house these restaurants, and the stories they tell about Ironbound’s past and the people who made it. We focus on food and landscape because they are both imbued with the material traces, complex histories and multiple memories of communities who call, or once called, Ironbound home.