You may have listened to Story Corps on NPR – interviews with Americans of all ages, from diverse backgrounds. It’s now in its twentieth year and is the largest oral history archive in the world – so large that it’s part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
LWVGP DEI committee members, and others, belong to the Thoughts to Action book club at the Grosse Pointe Public Library. They are now in the final planning stages for the Disability Visibility project: coordinating interviews of our disabled community members using Story Corps apps.
We have two partners:
- Detroit Disability Power is an organization which connects disabled people to resources and services; promotes voting rights; advocates for political and social inclusion; and much more.
- The Full Circle Foundation works with Grosse Pointe Public School System special needs students. They provide teenagers and young adults with skills necessary for independent living. Participants operate Upscale Retail on Mack and Cadieux, in Grosse Pointe Park, and a commercial laundry. A bakery and coffee shop, Michael B’s on Kercheva, also in Grosse Pointe Park, is in the works.
If you, a family member, friend, or neighbor would like to participate, please contact Cathy McAdam, chair, LWVGP DEI committee.
Learn more at:
Thoughts to Action Book Club, Grosse Pointe Public Library
Detroit Disability Power
Full Circle Foundation
The American Folklife Center