Yamoussa Bagoura is from Guinea, West Africa and Guillaume Saladin is from an Inuit community in the Arctic. They joined to realize their shared vision to use circus arts to help suffering children in their respective communities. They're the subject of a documentary by filmmaker and Boston Globe feature writer, Linda Matchen. We’ll talk with them about the film, 'Circus Without Borders.With them is Global Activist, Maribeth Joy, executive director of CircEsteem, using circus arts as therapy for kids in the Chicago area.
It's Thursday! That means it's time for our Global Activism segment. Each Thursday, we talk with a person who decided to make the world a better place.Today, we catch up with one of our Global Activists, Maribeth Joy, executive director of CircEsteem.
Most kids love the circus but not everyone gets the chance to actually learn how to juggle or ride a unicycle. So a former Ringling Brothers clown decided to start an organization called CircEsteem that would use circus arts to help kids from diverse backgrounds build better self-esteem.