A Walk in My Shoes: A Documentary Project
A Walk in My Shoes: A Documentary Project, Cleveland, Ohio
- Sponsoring Organization: Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
- City/State: Cleveland, Ohio
- Grant Program: Emerging Leader
- Grant Amount: $15,000
Gloria Craig has served as the Community Engagement Coordinator at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry in Cleveland, Ohio, since September 2021. She believes that healing is an imperative piece to uplifting and empowering different neighborhoods, communities, and groups of people who have been intentionally ignored, forgotten, and oppressed. Craig attended Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in Justice, Law, and Public Policy. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio.
The We Raise grant will help fund the creation of “A Walk in My Shoes: A Documentary Project,” a short documentary based on residents at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, the largest shelter in the state of Ohio, serving up to 365 men per night. The documentary will feature 4-6 residents from the shelter who share their experiences being homeless, and the desired outcome will be for the film to be screened by 500 people once complete. The documentary aims to better educate the community on the experiences faced by those living in a homeless shelter while also highlighting how systematic barriers to employment and/or housing can contribute to extended stays in shelter.