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They Left So Quick

“All these white folk were leaving these homes. The homes to me were beautiful.”   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 Hold a Conversation Can […]

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 […]

To Be a Good Neighbor

“There has to be an element of trust there, and that doesn’t exist right now.”   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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Alike Than Different

“We worry about the same things.”   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 […]

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 […]