The Humanities Truck works with diverse populations to collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the DMV. As we confront a global pandemic, we aim to record social responses to COVID-19 by asking how individuals and communities across the metropolitan region are responding to the crisis by building and sustaining community networks. This platform serves as a space to share, document, and reflect upon our stories.
In partnership with the Humanities Truck Project, Eric Sheptock will offer regular reports and reflections on the impact that Covid-19 is having on those experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC.
Sadly, I’ve learned that at least 4 DC homeless people have died from COVID-19. This article makes points I made in a 3/11/20 WAMU article. COVID-19 can spread wildly once the homeless get it — even to housed people; and, Gov failures to significantly decrease homelessness are coming back to bite us.
Read more: ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ Most Vulnerable in Washington, D.C. Are Staying as Strong as They Can During Pandemic