The Tom Ficklin Show | Kai Perry and Hillary Bridges

Today on "The Tom Ficklin Show" host Tom Ficklin has an engaging conversation about "Social Justice" with Hillary Bridges, Founder & Executive Director of Telling Our Story (TOS), and Kai Perry, Amistad & TOS Committee Board Member. Telling Our Story (TOS) is an after school program for young Black people that teaches Black history not taught in school. Our goal is to guide participants to discover their ability, embodied by their courageous ancestors, to be powerful agents and organizers of social change. TOS gives participants the language and the confidence to powerfully address everyday racial slights, to initiate dialogue that advances racial equity, and to work toward dismantling systemic injustice. To achieve these goals, TOS educates participants about the American history of economic discrimination against Black Americans, as well as the robust history of Black innovation, resistance, and resilience in the face of oppression. We currently operate programs at Hill House High School, Common Ground High School, and Metropolitan Business School in New Haven, CT. Telling Our Story will create a social media platform that operates in tandem with the history-based Telling Our Story curriculum. The platform will help build Telling Our Story and engage New Haven youth in an online dialogue for social justice. Students will construct the website, create a newsletter, blogs, posts, poetry, and articles, and share their stories with live audiences through regular open mic style events.

Today on "The Tom Ficklin Show" host Tom Ficklin has an engaging conversation about "Social Justice" with Hillary Bridges, Founder & Executive Director of Telling Our Story (TOS), and Kai Perry, Amistad & TOS Committee Board Member. Telling Our Story (TOS) is an after school program for young Black people that teaches Black history not taught in school. Our goal is to guide participants to discover their ability, embodied by their courageous ancestors, to be powerful agents and organizers of social change. TOS gives participants the language and the confidence to powerfully address everyday racial slights, to initiate dialogue that advances racial equity, and to work toward dismantling systemic injustice. To achieve these goals, TOS educates participants about the American history of economic discrimination against Black Americans, as well as the robust history of Black innovation, resistance, and resilience in the face of oppression. We currently operate programs at Hill House High School, Common Ground High School, and Metropolitan Business School in New Haven, CT. Telling Our Story will create a social media platform that operates in tandem with the history-based Telling Our Story curriculum. The platform will help build Telling Our Story and engage New Haven youth in an online dialogue for social justice. Students will construct the website, create a newsletter, blogs, posts, poetry, and articles, and share their stories with live audiences through regular open mic style events.