No Part Of Me Is White

“I need for people to stop making that assumption of me.” 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 […]

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 […]

I Thought We Were Really Good Friends

“When I was needed was the only time I felt included.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions How does the speaker find out that he and his roommate are not really good friends? Why does he end up not talking to his […]

I Am International

“My two other American roommates and myself would never consider ourselves very American. When people ask us, we would always say, ‘We are international.’” 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 […]

A Solitary Lens

“He was a very solitary man and I totally respect that… Having alone time is a necessary thing.” 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 […]

Of Course – She Was My Roommate

“You have to embrace the differences because it helps you realize who you are and who you’re not, who you don’t wanna be or who you do wanna be.” 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 […]

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

“I just walked into a school filled with rich kids that don’t have to work for anything.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What are some of the things the speaker was expecting when she first arrived at Valparaiso University? What […]

How Her Statement Made Me Feel

“Maybe it was cowardice to not confront her.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What causes the conflict between the speaker and her roommate? Describe the way the speaker reacts to that conflict. Why does the speaker say she reacts this […]