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A Living Newspaper Project: "when a crisis hits home"

21:10

Conceived and Produced by Daniella Ignacio, Sultana Qureshi, Edmée Marie Faal, and Haleigh Diaz

Program Notes

  • Directed by Daniella Ignacio
  • Written by Daniella Ignacio and Sultana Qureshi
  • Based on Research by Daniella Ignacio, Sultana Qureshi, Edmée Marie Faal, and Haleigh Diaz

Featuring—
Julia Mann, Haleigh Diaz, Sultana Qureshi, Edmée Marie Faal, and Molly Moore

Director’s Notesby Daniella Ignacio

Through this project, inspired by Living Newspapers like One Third of a Nation, we talked to AU students and alumni to uncover stories of young people affected by the housing and eviction crisis amidst COVID-19. Our nation has failed the people who are about to become the nation. As AU students ourselves, it feels like the crisis hits home and we can tell students’ stories. We also asked about how they found help, providing resources to housing support and COVID-19 relief assistance at the end of our virtual monologue book. Looking back on our work, I know that this is just the beginning, and there are many people in this country still facing evictions in the new year. It remains essential that their voices are heard. Thinking ahead to what’s possible in 2021, I have cautious hope of a better tomorrow for all those who need a home and comfort in these dark times. View more about The Living Newspaper.