Diverse Individuals and Communities

No individual or community consists of a single story. We do great damage to ourselves and others when we respond as if only a single story exists. We will begin this two-week class with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story.” We will then examine two short stories by Sandra Cisneros: “Eleven” and “Little Miracles, Kept Promises.” The voices in these stories remind us that we—as individuals and members of various communities—are shaped by a montage of experiences, struggles and dreams. Consequently, these stories remind us not to settle for the limitations of a single story.


Leslie Babcox

Leslie grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, but turned to Wisconsin for college. She graduated from Carroll College in 1976 with a double major in English and theatre education. For the next 13 years, she taught high school English in Grayslake. ... read more

Date: 2 Wed, Apr 17-24, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Canvas

Instructor: Leslie Babcox

Fee: $15

Program Number: SPRI:146

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