Creating One Military and Civilian Family at West Point – February 26, 2017

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”  – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

As we so often say, creating empathy is just the beginning.

Ellis Maxwell, a student at Haverford College in Haverford, PA, has been acting on empathy since he experienced his first story exchange with Narrative 4 at Fieldston High School in Riverdale, NY. 

We last saw him a year ago leading story exchanges at Gallery138 in New York City, in conjunction with his late mother’s installation joining military and civilian art and experiences, Coming Home: Journey, Community, Dialog

Ellis is now bringing Coming Home, complete with art and story exchanges, to West Point, October 1-7, 2017 — and needs your help.

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Ellis has set up a crowdfunding campaign to finance the project – and he is 62% of the way toward meeting his goal.  As he observes, “Now more than ever it’s time to come together as one civilian and military family.” With your support, Ellis will bring the Coming Home art installation to West Point and lead multiple story exchanges between West Point cadets and college students from Haverford, in conjunction with the exhibition.

We’re pitching in — click here to join us — and can’t wait to see you there!

More from Narrative 4 around the globe:

2/19/17 – Middle School Scientists Embrace the Story Exchange

2/10/17 – An Intergenerational Story Exchange in Ireland, a National Magazine Award in New York

2/3/17 – Connecting at UConn

1/27/17 – Students in Mexico Open Up About Living with Violence

1/20/17 – Narrative 4 Gun Awareness Documentary Nominated for National Magazine Award

1/13/17 – Narrative 4 Limerick Rings in the New Year with Readings

1/6/17 – Young Journalists Exchange Stories with Locals in Costa Rica