Carol Birch at JustStories


The story above was part of the 10th JustStories Storytelling Festival. This on-line festival featured “Stories about race relations, pride and pain, tears and laughter and the ongoing search for the amazing American identity and our global family.”

I have taught that “To build a bridge from one culture into another and make pluralism a cause for celebration, we have to have one foot firmly planted in who we are.” More stories and information at and



Passing Through the Heartland


Here is a story called PASSING THROUGH THE HEARTLAND recorded for the Story Cafe! Storyteller and author Karen Chace is the host of the Story Cafe at Channel 9 in Seekonk, MA. The program showcases storytellers from around New England, highlighting the diversity and importance of their work in areas of social justice, cultural diversity, education, oral history, healing, homelessness, at-risk youth, and so much more. Contact Karen at for more information.