socioeconomic

What It’s Like to Be in That Position

“It’s not a healthy way to live. It’s very, very stressful.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? […]

Harder Than I Expected

“My first year experience wasn’t very welcoming, and I never really got that initial ‘belonging’ feeling.” 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 […]

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 […]

You’ve Never Lived in Those Shoes

“When you’re black, that’s one thing against you, but when you’re from Gary…”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What makes the speaker wonder what she’s gotten herself into? Why does the speaker say that coming from Gary is a second strike […]

Naive in the Comments They Make

“Why are you coming up to us when you know that either we can’t afford that or we just would never pay that?” 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.) […]

Better Than Struggling by Yourself

“I come from a diverse background, so I’ve always been really passionate about Hispanics and immigration.” 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 […]

We Had to School Them

“They didn’t understand the whole concept of why you have to travel all the way to Gary just to get your hair cut.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification Why does the speaker ask himself where to get a haircut when he […]

Culture Shock

“It’s not like faces, you know, you don’t have like faces around you.” For an extended version of this story, see below. Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why is the culture of Valpo so shocking for this speaker? How does the […]