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Ep. 3 – ‘Chop wood, carry wood’ featuring Seth Saeugling and Vichi Jagannathan

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny talk to Seth Saeugling and Vichi Jagannathan. Seth and Vichi are the cofounders of the Rural Opportunities Institute, which supports local agencies and organizations in understanding their role in creating healing from trauma. They also help organizations design and pilot new policies and practices that lead to healing and reimagine policies that may have caused trauma and harm. In this conversation, we dive into the impact of trauma and the ways in which we can all pursue pathways to healing.

Check out these breathing exercises from the Rural Opportunities Institute.

Learn more about the Rural Opportunities Institute here.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is courtesy of 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

Children deserve great childhoods. This is a story of those who believe the same. Two principals — Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara interview school designers, community organizers, learning engineers, and education activists to learn what we should be thinking about when it comes to reimagining the future and the steps we can take today to create better schools, better childhoods, and better people tomorrow.