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First Year Common Book: Callings (2023)

Assumption University's 1st Year common-read selections

This 2015 TED Talk captures Dave Isay's belief in the power of honoring one another's stories.

Callings author Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps, a project dedicated to the collection, preservation, and sharing of stories by and among our fellow humans. Here are some ways to learn more, and to make your own contributions to this fascinating endeavor.

Winner of a News and Documentary Emmy® Award in 2016, this animated short from StoryCorps presents Alex Landau's memories of the routine traffic stop on January 15, 2009 and the resulting police brutality that almost claimed his life.

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