Coffee & Conversation: Stories of Homelessness

March 14 - June 14, 2020

Coffee & Conversation is a multimedia project that aims to change the way people think about homelessness. The project was started in Brattleboro in 2015 by artist Liz LaVorgna, in collaboration with filmmaker Wyatt Andrews and with support from Groundworks Collaborative. Coffee & Conversation brings together people who have stable housing and people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness, offering both parties a chance to look beyond stereotypes and stigma and connect as human beings over a cup of coffee. 

Here, LaVorgna revisits the project in 2019 – 2020, updating some of the original stories, introducing new stories, and documenting how the landscape has changed for unhoused people in Brattleboro in the intervening years.