First Roller Coaster – Taking The Ride of my Life

Told by Kevin Cordi Hear the story At 16 we think we can rule the world. This is a  tender age when we cross the divide into responsibility.  This story is about that journey. It is about the first time I rode “The Blue Streak” at Cedar Point, the largest amusement park in the country …

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Bubbles on Subways, Free Hugs and Superhero Big Wheel Races

by Kristin Pedemonti Joy is contagious in a good way. Whether it’s Blowing bubbles on Subways, offering Free Hugs, or sharing Stories world wide that connect culture; I seek to build bridges between people, to illustrate we are more similar than we are different. Arriving on stage on my Big Wheel, I announce “We all …

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It’s Just Stories: Online Racial Justice Storytelling Festival Connects People Globally

NewCity Stage (Chicago, IL) , August 2, 2012 Summary: For Susan O’Halloran, professional storyteller and Chicago native, storytelling and racial justice have always been intertwined. O’Halloran grew up on the South Side in a time when public consensus still considered segregation a good thing. Her worldview, though, was crucially shaped by an early involvement with …

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It’s Just Stories: Online Racial Justice Storytelling Festival Connects People Globally

NewCity Stage (Chicago, IL), August 2, 2012 Summary: For Susan O’Halloran, professional storyteller and Chicago native, storytelling and racial justice have always been intertwined. O’Halloran grew up on the South Side in a time when public consensus still considered segregation a good thing. Her worldview, though, was crucially shaped by an early involvement with the …

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Reviving an Urdu Storytelling Tradition

The New York Times, Global Edition (New York, NY), July 24, 2012 Summary: In the 1800s, crowds regularly gathered on the steps of the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi to enthusiastically watch a “dastango,” or storyteller, narrate tales of fantasy without props, music or theatrical action. The magic that held the audience was created …

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Reviving an Urdu Storytelling Tradition

The New York Times, Global Edition (New York, NY), July 24, 2012 Summary: In the 1800s, crowds regularly gathered on the steps of the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi to enthusiastically watch a “dastango,” or storyteller, narrate tales of fantasy without props, music or theatrical action. The magic that held the audience was created …

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The Heroes in Our Lives: Celebrating the Goodness in Humanity with the MY HERO Project

By Sara Armstrong Who are your heroes? Do you consider yourself one? How important is it for children to believe they can perform heroic acts and make a difference in the world? Inspiring stories, short films, and artwork focusing on these ideas and more can be found at the MY HERO Project website. At a …

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Promoting Multiculturalism in Our Homes and Schools: It Starts with a Story

Huffington Post (New York, NY) , July 18, 2012 By John McCormick Summary: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minorities represent almost one half of America’s population under the age of 5. This statistic portends a more ethnically diverse America, with new and growing populations playing more significant economic, social and political roles. Perhaps it’s …

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Promoting Multiculturalism in Our Homes and Schools: It Starts with a Story

Huffington Post (New York, NY), July 18, 2012 By John McCormick   Summary: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minorities represent almost one half of America’s population under the age of 5. This statistic portends a more ethnically diverse America, with new and growing populations playing more significant economic, social and political roles. Perhaps it’s …

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