geographical region

Gary Is Part of Us

“When Gary flourishes, so does Lake County and so does Porter County and so does Indiana. We’re all connected.”   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 […]

No Intention of Leaving

“I’m not from Miller. I’m not from Chicago. I’m from Gary.”   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 […]

You Could Get a Job at U.S. Steel

“I walked in and I was just in awe ‘cause you’d walk in and it was like a city.” Hear more from this storyteller about the relationship between U.S. Steel and Gary in One Big Family Back in the Day. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What […]

One Big Family Back in the Day

“You were proud you were part of the organization that was part of your city.” Hear more from this storyteller about the relationship between U.S. Steel and Gary in You Could Get a Job at U.S. Steel. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would […]

Spirit of Challenge

A 4-part series about Captain Hanadi Al-Hindi, Saudi Arabia’s first female pilot. Part 1: Looking for Value “My voice was so little, nobody heard it. I started screaming.” Transcript for Part 1: Looking for Value Part 2: First Female Saudi Pilot “Oh my God, what trouble did I put myself in?” Transcript for Part 2: […]

Gary Changed

“There’s no reason for me to go downtown.” 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. […]

We Preached Nonpartisanship

“If you’re not voting, that’s as if you don’t want any voice in your own government.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller mean by “I like to see both sides?” When she describes herself and others as […]

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 In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Thanks to Katie Karstensen for the following questions! Clarifying Questions What made the student stick out at […]

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. Transcript for The Weight I Carry I was born and raised in Little Village, Chicago. It’s near southwest side of Chicago–”inner city” or, as society likes to call it, “urban.” You […]