neighborhood life

The Weight I Carry

“I don’t want to be a failure. I don’t want to let my people down.” Hear more from this storyteller in Confidence Booster. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) […]

Perspective

“When you get to school, you the brother… and when you come home, you the white boy.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or […]

The Village Raised Us

“As adults, we’ve forgotten what we came from or where we came from.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller value from his upbringing? How does he describe the discipline he experienced in the neighborhood? When the storyteller […]

Just What a Neighbor Does

“Because you’ve developed a relationship, you’re willing to meet that neighbor’s needs.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Very Deliberate Where I Lived

“If all of us who received inspiration move, who’s going to inspire the next generation?” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification questions What drives the mayor crazy? Why does the mayor believe people move away? What brought her back to Gary? What […]

Neighborhood Turf

“We were proud.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you use them in […]

Breaking Down Those Barriers

“Most people of color… don’t see the value in staying.” Editing by David M. Sula of Adelmar Entertainment. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us […]

A Turbulent Time

“Fear is a very poor motivator.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you […]