Kind Stories in Concert March 5th

  • Sun, Mar 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time


Kindness is having the ability to speak with love, 

listen with patience, and act with compassion.”

-Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Join the Healing Story Alliance for a special gathering to share and explore stories of kindness in its many faces and forms. Through folk tales, personal, and historic stories, we will dive deeply into multiple experiences of kindness. What is it? How does it impact us and our relationships to ourselves, to each other, to the world? Come and listen to “kind stories” shared by both professional tellers and community members and see what memories of kindness emerge for you. Featured tellers on March 5th, 2023 are Charlotte Blake Alston, Antonio Sacre, and Robin Bady. Our esteemed emcee is Lani Peterson.

About the Artists

Robin Bady  is a storyteller, writer speaker, teacher and  MothSlam winner.  She has been performing nationally and internationally for the last 30 years. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she performs at spoken word venues, Fringe Festivals and storytelling festivals. Her children’s work is featured at major museums, schools, theaters, libraries and parks. Robin is the founder and curator of “No, We Won’t Shut Up!” – a powerful project showcasing the voices of a diverse group of women speaking about racism, bigotry, wage theft, sexual assault and gentrification. She hosts the monthly the BADYHouse Storytelling Concerts and is currently touring her solo show – “Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter” – a story about McCarthyism, anti-Semitism and her family. Robin received a BFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at New York University. She was a co-founder of the Bread and Roses Theater; founded the Organic Youth Theater, Chicago and the Children’s Theater Workshop of the 92nd Street Y; founded the multi-ethnic storytelling ensemble Shirazad’s Children; and she is past Director of the Storytelling Center of New York City. She is the recipient of the JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award and the Oracle Award for Leadership and Service for the MidAtlantic Region of NSN, as well three Su-CASA grants for work with seniors. 

Charlotte Blake Alston breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. She has graced stages for over 30 years in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Symphony Orchestra Narrations and at regional, national and international Storytelling Festivals. She is a frequent guest artist in universities, grade schools, museums and cultural arts institutions around the country but this former elementary school teacher also presents in Day Care Centers, for Special Needs populations as well as prisons and youth detention centers. Her many awards include the Circle of Excellence Award, PA Artist of the Year, Zora Neale Hurston Award (NABS). In 2021 she was named The Philadelphia Orchestra's Official Storyteller, Narrator and Host. 

Antonio Sacre is an award winning children’s book author and a professional storyteller who has been performing for 25 years in 13 countries and for over 3 million people. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings. His Professional Developments and Keynote addresses have helped educators teach writing to students from pre-Kindergarten through graduate school. Now his stories are being developed for film and television.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children, and two cats. Yes, he's a cat guy.


Lani Peterson, Psy.D, as a storyteller, psychologist and coach, works with story to promote growth, connection and change.  Lani relies on her joy in telling stories matched with her knowledge of the theory behind stories to guide people in finding, exploring and sharing the stories that might transform their understanding of themselves and others. She is a member of the HSA executive and programming committees.

Community Tellers

Also featured will be Community Tellers who will share anecdotes of kindness from their lives and work.



For more information, contact:

Lani Peterson: or Heather Forest


Date & Time

Sun, Mar 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Healing Story Alliance

Healing Story Alliance is a not-for-profit, educational, arts organization which provides online resources and concert, workshop, and community programming in support of storytelling as a healing art. 

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