Videos and Featurettes
The Power of Peers: Using our Pasts to Create a New Future
In this talk, Colleen describes her work with Project Weber/RENEW, a peer-driven organization providing street outreach, HIV prevention and testing, harm reduction, case management, and social support for sex workers and other high-risk populations.
Hustler of Providence
A documentary about former hustler and sex worker Rich Holcomb and his experience and escape from the streets of Providence R.I.
In a life filled with mental, physical and verbal abuse Rich turned to drugs to numb the pain, he soon found himself on the streets offering his body in exchange for his next fix. One chance encounter changed all of that for Rich and he soon found an escape from the streets. He would return to the streets, but as a voice of hope for others still slaves to their addictions.
On Christmas Day of 2003, a man was found shot on the campus of Johnson & Wales. Propped up against a chain link fence, it was clear his murder was a message to others. But he wasn’t a student; this man was a hustler, one of the many men who sell themselves on the streets of Providence everyday. Despite the gruesome nature of his death, Roy Weber’s murder has never been solved.