the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

I grew up middle class in Berkeley California, and embraced the American Dream. My first job was helping corporations minimize the costs of regulations. We wanted to do work that helped the environment but there was almost no market for that. Frustrated, I left. While trying to sort out my work situation, my daughter Melia was born. Two weeks later, I was lying on my back one evening and Melia's mother placed her on my chest. Melia snuggled her head into my neck like a puppy. At that very moment, I realized being a father was my highest calling! I became Melia's Papa, internalizing the indigenous proverb "We do not inherit the planet from our parents; we borrow it from our children." My work is to pay this debt to Melia and future generations by passing on clean air, clean water, nutritious food, healthy communities, and working governance systems. Why? Ten years from now - when Melia is 18, I need to be able to look her in the eyes and say that I did everything I could to make the world a better place.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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