A storytelling and oral history project, where CUNY faculty, staff, and students who are family or paid caregivers for elderly, ill, or disabled people share their stories about juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations

Recent Stories

Valerie Knight

Valerie Knight, PhD, has taught CUNY psychology courses on site at District 1199 for 16 years. Her play, Drawing Close, explores care relationships with children and the connection between art and care.

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Susan Naomi Bernstein

Susan Naomi Bernstein is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Queens College and Baruch College/CUNY. Her play, After the Haboob, It explores the challenges of learning information when a loved one suddenly takes ill or becomes injured.

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Naomi Zauderer

Naomi Zauderer has served as the Associate Executive Director of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY since 2008. In an interview with Dolores Urena, an Adjunct Lecturer at New York City College of Technology/CUNY and a graduate student in City College/CUNY’s MA in the Study of the Americas, she describes the challenges in caring for her 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s, the ways she finds support, and the value of caregivers connecting to create a sense of community.

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