More Important Than Boxing Gloves

“Without a good school system, you’re not going to get families.”   This story is part of our Flight Paths initiative. To find more stories from Flight Paths, click here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the […]

I Couldn’t Waste Her Potential

“I fled Gary also, but it wasn’t entirely because of fear, it had nothing to do with anyone’s skin color…” 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 […]

Had to Been a Journey for You

“All the people I knew and cared about were in Gary… It was a massive culture shock.“   Produced by Sydney Jarol with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org […]

Fall Through The Cracks

“I felt like I belonged here more when I was three than now when I’m 21.” 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 […]

Confidence Booster

“Yo quiero hacer un ejemplo.” “I want to be an example.” Hear more from this storyteller in The Weight I Carry. 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 […]

Felt the Racism There

“When you feel like you have no recourse, you take it.” 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 […]

We’re Not There Yet

“Our students will learn to celebrate a broad collection of voices when they start hearing a broad collection of voices.” 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 […]

Kept Quiet and Nodded

“Here’s me and a Hispanic Muslim kid and everybody else.” 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 […]

Elephant in the Room

“Our skin is different; let’s talk about it. Let’s not throw it under the rug.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification Questions Why does the storyteller think Valpo is going to be weird? What are the reasons she gives for wanting to […]