A night of live storytelling connects the Erikson community around our people and mission

Erikson celebrates 50 years with a special event produced by The Moth

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Three members of the Erikson Institute community took to the stage and shared uniquely personal stories that connected their own experience and professional passion during a live storytelling event produced in partnership with the Peabody Award winning storytelling organization, The Moth. A crowd of more than 130 gathered at Architectural Artifacts on Chicago’s North Side for the special event. The Erikson storytellers worked for several weeks with a producer from The Moth to hone their stories and bring them to life in live performance with no notes.

The three storytellers — Tracy Vega, M.S.W. ’16, one of the first nine graduates of our Master of Social Work Program; Andria Goss, M.S. ’02, director of Erikson’s Early Childhood Project with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; and Barbara T. Bowman, one of our founders — recounted events that shaped their own lives and also illuminated the ways Erikson impacts the lives of children and families.

The event was hosted by Shannon Cason, a former Chicagoan and GrandSlam champion with The Moth.