Project Description

Community activist, foster mother and mentor to many kids of all ages, Mrs. Jean Sutherland has lived in and served the Gowanus community for more than 50 years.

From trips to the bowling alley and Bear Mountain, sleep ins to keep local schools open, to starting and supporting community gardens and job programs, the ripple effects of her love and life continue in the community today.

Photography by Jasmin Chang, a multidisciplinary producer who loves finding connections with people through art.

Bios compiled by Zac Martin from a collection of testimonials shared through community nominations.