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

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.