While on a walk to cool down from an argument with her mother, Stacey, a young, Black Chicagoan finds herself exploring a neighborhood close to home. She encounters several places from her family’s memories like the Jeffery Theater, Woolworth’s, South Shore Beach, and Majani’s Restaurant, and conjures up a few of her own. Take a walk on Stacey’s path through Chicago’s South Shore community as she recounts these stories, remembering the past to plant seeds for her future.
About CCT Walkie Talkies
Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. The first three Walkie Talkies are self-guided strolls through South Shore, Little Village, and around the North Pond Nature Sanctuary in Lincoln Park. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local theater artist, resulting in a fun and educational new audio series that children and families can enjoy together, outdoors and safely, even over the winter months, while learning more about the beautiful city they live in.
So lace up your sneakers, pop in your ear buds, and take a guided walk through some of Chicago’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Each episode is under one hour and comes with an interactive map to guide families and classroom field trips on each bite-sized journey, plus photos of top tour highlights, vocabulary keys, recommended reading and song lists, and other fun, family activities.
Stacey’s Walk is a gift from our supporters’ families to yours!
Before you start…we recommend you download this walking map and resources and review it first. You may also want to bring a bluetooth speaker or some wireless headphones so everyone in the family can listen together. We recommend listening to the podcast once before venturing out on your hike. There are lots of great resources included!
Quenna Lené Barrett