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Narrative 4: Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy

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BENEFITING: Tides Center

ORGANIZER: Narrative4

Colum McCann

THE STORY:

Narrative 4 is an innovative global organization headed up by some of the world’s most renowned and influential authors, artists and community leaders who have come together to promote empathy through the exchange of stories. In an effort to break down barriers and shatter stereotypes, we encourage people to walk in each other’s shoes and prove that not only does every story matter, every life matters.

Our organization knows no boundaries. We work with students and teachers from the south side of Chicago, kids in Limerick and Belfast, young women in Kabul, immigrants in the Barrio, exonorees and state attorneys, CEOs and employees, politicians on both sides of the fence – the list is endless. And our work is extraordinarily necessary.

Already we have set up programs for teenagers in Chicago, Illinois, Newtown, Connecticut, Tampico, Mexico, Limerick, Ireland, and Port Elizabeth, South Africa - and we plan to be in 100 additional cities in three years. Imagine our world when kids from Belfast begin to walk in the shoes of kids from Detroit. When teens from Haiti see through the eyes of teens from Gaza. In essence, they become one another and learn to care about each other’s lives and futures – and ultimately they come to understand that they are not alone.

These story exchanges build a mutual trust that strips away the typical narratives of cynicism and despair, allowing new ones to take shape: A narrative for immigration. A narrative for the environment. A narrative for religion. A narrative for peace.  A narrative for change.

Your funds will support the very personal one-on-one work that is being done in the field. We have built an incredible network of ambassadors and invite you to join us and prove that we are ALL moving stories.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,265

MONEY RAISED
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  • In Memoriam Frank McCourt

    $250

  • Leslie & Julie

    $250

  • M.C. Demuynck

    $100

  • D.Y. Friedrich

    $25

  • John Wray

    $500

  • Rose Marie and Roger Hawke

    $250

  • Liza and Frank

    $100

  • Matthew & Yildiz

     

  • Regis High School

    $150

  • Michael Rossides

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Sokolov Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jennifer Lake & Donald Donovan

    $500

  • Bob Scales

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Fionn McGrath

    $20

  • Richard and Claudia Balderston

    $250

  • Terry and Steeve Baver

    $25

  • Joan and Gerry Preble

    $250

  • Michael Collins

    $250

  • Laura Hurwitz

    $25

  • Joyce McKee

    $25

  • Dennis Mulqueeney

    $100

  • Irish Arts Center staff | NYC

     

  • Lois Lake Church

    $25

  • Kathleen Lupack

    $15

  • Hildred and Patrick Crill

    $50

  • Bob Sacksteder

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • anonomous

    $25

  • Eileen Kennelly

    $100

  • Pat and Marcia Burns

    $100

  • Peter and Frances

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Said Sayrafiezadeh

    $50

  • Sunil Yapa

    $50

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The Team: $30,395 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Narrative4

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$9,495

 

9% Raised of$100,000 Goal

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Colum McCann

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$6,265

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Elizabeth Flock

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$2,310

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Aifric Campbell

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$1,795

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Alexander Maksik

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$1,600

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Lila Azam Zanganeh

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$1,245

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James Marion

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$1,175

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Lisa Consiglio

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Caro Llewellyn

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$900

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Rob Spillman

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$655

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Dini Karasik

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Reza Aslan

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Nathan Englander

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$350

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Monique Truong

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$300

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Lorraine Adams

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$250

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Donna Miele

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$250

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Adam Stern

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$225

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Liz Moore

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$175

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bill cheng

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$150

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Karen Hollins

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$150

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Wesley Stace

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$145

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Scott Cheshire

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$125

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Ishmael Beah

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M.C. Armstrong

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Leslie Lawrence

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Mona Eltahawy

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$30

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Kandice Cole

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$30

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Ron Rash

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$25

Donor Comments

Sunil Yapa

Sunil Yapa

DONATION: $50

In memory of Colum's father, who raised and loved the man who inspires so many of us. 4 years ago

Said Sayrafiezadeh

Said Sayrafiezadeh

DONATION: $50

In memory of Colum McCann's father. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Sean McCann. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but I can imagine the kind of man he was, from knowing the man that he raised. 4 years ago

Peter and Frances

Peter and Frances

DONATION: $100

In memory of a story teller,. Colum's dad. 4 years ago

Pat and Marcia Burns

Pat and Marcia Burns

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Eileen Kennelly

Eileen Kennelly

DONATION: $100

Thank you, Colum for all your wonderful stories and for spreading the word around the world. It was inspirational to hear you last evening at the University of Limerick with Joseph O'Connor. In memory of two great Limerick heroes and friends: Jim Kemmy and Frank McCourt. 4 years ago

anonomous

anonomous

DONATION: $25

a Tribute to McCann a GREAT fan of HIS stories and with empathy for his recent real life 'story.' I was introduced to his writing by his brother and loved every reading minute. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bob Sacksteder

Bob Sacksteder

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Hildred and Patrick Crill

Hildred and Patrick Crill

DONATION: $50

In honor of our wonderful son Liam Crill 5 years ago