The hate crimes and incidents across the US have increased in the last year. New Brunswick has also faced plenty of hate incidents. This is why the officials in the city have joined hands to come out with a month-long arts program to promote love, peace, and understanding.
The name of the project is “Windows of Understanding: We See Through Hate”. It started on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th. This month-long project is jointly hosted by the city officials, the Highland Park boroughs, and the Rutgers University. About two dozen businesses in the city and the borough are taking part. These business houses will display different kinds of artwork on their windowsills. The messages that they carry are of the hate and bias incidents that have taken place during the last year.
There are plenty of walking tours arranged for spreading the awareness of the art fest. These walk tours take place in Highland Park and New Brunswick. These walks will also highlight on the different types of community-wide events taking place in New Brunswick. There is a town-wide art crawl event where the residents can see the art on display on the windowsills of many business establishments on the Main Street.