Bread Breakers is a Chabaso project that fosters dialogue around divisive topics through pop-up events and a growing archive of recorded conversations and stories. All the conversations that are recorded through Bread Breakers are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Some of our recently recorded conversations are available below, and the full archive of Bread Breakers conversations is available here. If you’d like to host a Bread Breakers event at your own space, please reach out to us!
Coming to Connecticut
- What’s one country other than the USA that your ancestors are from?
- What brought you to Connecticut?
- What’s a tradition that has been passed down in your family?
- What personal experiences inform your beliefs about immigration? It may be experiences of your friends and family.
- What makes a good neighbor? What makes a bad neighbor?
- Where’s a place in Connecticut that you recently had a conversation with a stranger?
Getting around New Haven
- Do you work or live in New Haven?
- What’s something about transportation in New Haven that you wish more people knew about?
- What’s your favorite way to get around town?
- What do you think about the New Haven bus sytem? What might get you to take the bus more?
- Do you think New Haven is a walkable city? Is it a bike-friendly city?
- What’s a weird or funny thing that’s happened to you on public transit? (Not necessarily in New Haven.)
- Is there a city other than New Haven that you think has a great transportation system?