Image of a school bus with a screen on top. The bus in a parking lot and is displaying the film by AEU.

Public Art: Hazelwood Counts

AEU was awarded a mini-grant through Census 2020 and the Pittsburgh Foundation to tell the benefits of being counted as part of the Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, and Glenwood neighborhoods. We recorded a video featuring the stories of elders, the voices of youth, and shadow puppetry to illustrate the importance of the census.

Arts Excursions Unlimited presents Hazelwood Counts: a shadowy tale of numbers featuring Homer Craig

This short film will help you get to know Hazelwood resident, Homer Craig, and a little bit about the 2020 Census.

Homer Craig was born in 1939. He has been included in 8 censuses. That’s 80 years of making sure he is counted. This is important because the results of the census are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.

For more information about the census go to