Part 1 of 4. “Between the year we had double the arrests and the next one, when I became Chief, where we made half of that, which year did the police work harder? When we made more arrests or fewer?” Necessary listening.
Teen artist Audens interviews hero & retired detective Darin Williamson of the Elizabeth Police Department.
Part 1 of 2. “The need is so great. We offer services to make right what years have gotten so wrong.”
Part 1 of 2. “Pretty city committee.” Sandra talks to Angela about her time as a teacher, disrupting violence with art, and coming together to make the city we want to live in.
How might we keep each other safe?
Our mission with the Oral History project aims to collect and preserve our Elizabeth’s stories in order to build connections among people and create radical empathy toward a safe world.
Participants will be trained to conduct interviews about community safety.
This is our public call for both interviewers and interviewees.
We hope to interview city officials, community members, activists, artists, friends, family, and neighbors. We will interview elders as well as children, for an intergenerational collection of perspectives.
These interviews will be recorded and preserved in the Elizabeth Public Library archives for research and public listening, available to all.
As a community, we’ll listen to these interviews, and with these, we will work together to ideate policies that render conditions for safety.
Click here to apply!