Beat of the Street (BOTS) was founded in September 2010 by the Charter Oak Cultural Center. Thus far, we have produced 3 editions and our hope is to begin publishing on a monthly basis this summer.
Each edition of BOTS is composed of articles, stories, poems, and photos that cover the “homeless perspective” here in Hartford. We seek article submissions each month from the public in an effort to gain a diversity of insight into the issue of homelessness.
The Beat of the Street team consists of a handful of dedicated volunteers. We come from varying walks of life – some of us are presently homeless and looking to obtain permanent housing, others have experienced homelessness at an earlier period in life, and some of us are lucky and privileged enough to have always had a permanent place to call home – but we all share a commitment to documenting real stories of homelessness in Hartford and hope to influence the discussion on ending homelessness.
Presently we meet at 2:30PM every Tuesday & Thursday at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave Hartford, CT – stop by and join us if you’re around!