Life has Yin and Yang

“Key things happen in your life that trigger you… put you on your path.” Produced by Dan Funderburg. Thanks to the Office of Multicultural Programs for organizing a story collection day during the Black Alumni Reunion. Transcript for Life has Yin and Yang I was fearful, anxious, and excited. The ride to Valparaiso, my dad […]

Forty Years an Educator

“Never, ever look the other way.” Edited by Reagan Skaggs. Transcript for Forty Years an Educator I probably over the years have had a couple incidents where someone used a racist term in class because there were no people of color in that classroom, and so they felt safe in doing it. And a lot […]

No One Ever Told Me That

“I feel safe on campus, but the fact that there were people willing to oppress minorities and make them feel like they shouldn’t be here, were moments where I was like, ‘Ummm, maybe I shouldn’t be here?’” Produced by Megan Martinez from an interview she conducted for the Welcome Project.   Transcript for No One […]

Game Changer

“It became my mission to change the way people saw Gary, how people saw people of color, and the knowledge they had of people of color because it was hurtful.” Paste Soundcloud or YouTube code here. Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all […]

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. 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 opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of […]

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 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 […]