As unemployment and foreclosure rates rise, our nation has been faced with an unsettling trend. People who have lost their jobs and homes are pitching tents and building shacks in the woods near middle-class neighborhoods as an alternative to sleeping in cars or being warehoused in shelters. This presentation explores the impact of poverty, natural disasters, and the desperate need for affordable housing facing our cities.
Sherry Rubel is a photographer and activist. She spent over 4 years documenting inside Lakewood's Tent City encampment, considered the largest on the NorthEast Coast. Hank Kalet is an award-winning journalist and poet whose work has appeared in numerous online and small-press journals, newspapers and magazines. He is coauthor with Sherry Rubel of As an Alien in a Land of Promise, published by Piscataway House Publications.
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Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.