Thousands of people

have participated IN Swapping Stories


The following is a Partial List:



  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art's Storytelling Workshop presented in 50 communities around the nation included the “Swapping Stories” process

  • Teenagers in the Urban Alternatives Foundation's Columbia Heights West Teen Photo Project

  • National Public Radio program sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Humanities


  • Exchange students from Aachen Germany, Arlington's Sister City, swapped stories with Arlington students and adults

  • Pre-service teacher educators enrolled at the University of Maryland

  • Wheeling West Virginia Country Day School family story exchange

  • Sommers Middle School New York (4 years)

  • Arts on the Block and Elizabeth House Senior Residents’ stories led to a mural illustrating the storiesInteract sponsored

  • Parent/Child Workshops in Maryland and DC Schools

  • Female federal felons in  D.C. halfway house

  • The Peace Center, Greenville South Carolina



  • Workshop for International Global Partnership Summit Partners in Education.

  • Arlington's “Brown vs. The Board of Education” celebration featured two student story swappers who shared the experiences of two adults who attended Virginia's first integrated schools.

  • At The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida, Judy created a play for Seniors using the Swapping Stories Process


  • Session for "Celebrate Arlington" State Technology Conference

  • Exhibit in the lobby of Richmond's Legislative Office

  • Arlington Parks and Recreation Camps and five senior centers