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Windows of Understanding

January 17 - February 28

Windows of Understanding Public Art Project

The vision for this public art project is to transform our “main street” spaces into literal windows of understanding; spaces in which the community can learn about the positive strides being made by local organizations around a wide array of social justice issues that don’t make daily headlines. Windows of Understanding is a creative, community-building response to the negativity and hate being perpetuated in today’s media landscape. Our belief is that through visual language, artists can communicate methods of understanding in powerful ways that cut across cultural boundaries.

Now entering its fifth year, over 20 non-profit organizations will be paired with an artist facilitator to create an original work of art that addresses the following issues: CLIMATE CHANGE; ECONOMIC JUSTICE; PUBLIC HEALTH; and FROM PROTEST TO POLICY. The works will be on display at venues throughout New Brunswick, Highland Park, Metuchen, and South Plainfield NJ from January 17- February 28, 2022.

Virtual and hybrid programming such as panel discussions, educational workshops, community conversations, and wellness sessions complement the visual displays throughout the run.


Sarah Attalla, Usra Attalla, and Dr. Raza Zia, Memorial Installation

Helene Brenenson, Healthier Middlesex

K Brown, NJ Harm Reduction Coalition

Hiawatha Cuffee, RCHP Affordable Housing Corporation

Lauren Curtis, Stop the Williams/ NESE Pipeline Coalition

Robert Diken, Highland Park Gives a Hoot

Bobby Duncan, The Citizens Campaign

Sonya Elefante, Sustainable South Plainfield

Melisa Gerecci, Rutgers Urban Ag Lab

Martina Hannah, Rutgers Student Food Pantry

Cristina Hoyos, Middlesex County Center for Empowerment

Salma Hussein Qutub, The Black Community Watchline

Samantha Knierim, Elijah’s Promise

David LaMorte, Metuchen First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

James Long, Brady Organization to End Gun Violence

Luciana Mallozzi, Moms Demand Action

John Marron, Replenish

Ria Monga, The League of Women Voters

Martryce Roach, NJ Black Women’s Physicians Association

Carmen Serrano Luna, NAACP New Brunswick Area Chapter

RobynTrimboli-Russo, The Rutgers Climate Institute

Kelly Vetter, Food & Water Watch NJ


New Brunswick
Highland Park 
South Plainfield


January 17
February 28
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Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division, Travel & Tourism.

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