The History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop in West Philadelphia

17 Nov 2018
Various Locations


Erin Bernard interviews Gloria King in a vacant lot on North 13th Street in November 2014, for History Truck's 2015 exhibition They Say They Gonna Build. Photo by Mark Krendel.

An extension of Erin Bernard’s traveling museum, The History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop explores the lived experience of welfare through a mobile exhibition and series of public programs, informed by first-person accounts of the Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) nutritional assistance program.

The History Truck visits West Philadelphia, where the public is invited to share their experiences with W.I.C., connect with the project team, and answer the questions: To what extent does W.I.C. serve women and babies, and what is missing from the mainstream narrative? How do we increase empathy for families struggling to put food on the table? 

More event info to come.