Anwar Newton is car-jacked in Phoenix, Arizona, and ends up driving the would-be car thief around the city, realizing the thief is having a mental health crisis. Both men are Black men, and when the police arrive, the car owner wonders if he's endangered the other man by involving them.
Newton's story is among dozens of personal stories being shared during the Storytellers Project's virtual season, which has been extended through 2021 as part of the USA TODAY Network’s response to the novel coronavirus. In-person shows have been paused through 2020.
Bookmark this article and watch the shows below or tune in live 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on the Storytellers Project's Facebook page or YouTube channel Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 15, and Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Feb. 16 and March 2, 2021. This page will be updated with the latest shows at the bottom.
Newton's story was featured April 30 under the show's theme of "Belonging" and can be viewed below.
For the shows, organizers have hand-picked the best stories from more than 1,000 and new stories. During each show, five Americans from across the country tell true, first-person stories that affirm our most deeply held values – hope, perseverance, compassion and love while sharing them from their homes. Megan Finnerty, Storytellers Project founder and director, serves as emcee.
WATCH: Stories about love
WATCH: Stories about growing up
WATCH: Stories of belonging
WATCH: Stories from celebrity chefs about food
WATCH: Outdoor Adventures
WATCH: Family and Friends
WATCH: Kid Stories
WATCH: Stylish Stories
WATCH: Fresh Starts
WATCH: Women of the Century
WATCH: Lessons Learned
WATCH: Stories About Stories
WATCH: School Stories
WATCH: Civil Uprisings
WATCH: Entrepreneurship and Hustle
WATCH: Farthest You'll Ever Be From Home
WATCH: 'I am an American'
Food and Family
Mark your calendar
Nov. 12: Food and Family
Dec. 22: Holiday Stories
Jan. 5: New Beginnings
Jan. 12: I am Black
Feb. 16 Love and Heartbreak
March 2: I am Indigenous
March 16: I Made This: Stories about the Arts
March 30: I am Hispanic
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Series offers stories of love, belonging, resiliency, family and more