As demonstrations against police brutality and bigotry swept the nation this spring, Camden, New Jersey received nationwide media attention as a design for neighborhood policing.
Nevertheless, numerous city citizens have been critical of this appreciation. Among these voices is Watu Moja, a local nonprofit led by young people telling their own story about the truth of life in Camden.
They developed Camden Arts for Change, an initiative to advocate for social justice through the arts. In August, WHYY signed up with Watu Moja for a livestream poetry reading and a discussion about art and activism.