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Story Telling Tour

A More Perfect Union:
Stories of Prejudice and Power

USA Network and The Moth have teamed up to use the power of storytelling to encourage more productive dialogue and foster greater tolerance and acceptance. The national tour — A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power — includes Mainstage storytelling showcases and high school programs in New Orleans, New York, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Greenville, S.C.

The Moth – hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth features simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. Today, The Moth conducts six ongoing programs , including Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, which airs on more than 200 public radio stations across the country. For more information, visit

Characters Unite Mainstage Showcases

Each Mainstage show features five storytellers sharing a true, personal experience of facing bigotry or discrimination, in front of a live audience, without notes.

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Characters Unite Student Stories

At a high school in each tour city, selected students participate in a series of after-school workshops to learn the art of storytelling. The program culminates in a school assembly in which each student tells a five-minute true story about prejudice and power.

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Characters Unite High School Activity Guide