A Mosaic of True Stories

This year’s Day of Discovery and Dialogue, will have a specific focus on the issue of socio-economics and class.  In an effort to illuminate some of the experiences of students, faculty and staff on our campuses, we are providing an a segment called A Mosaic of True Stories:  Experiences around Class. As in the past two years, we have sought and encouraged the voices of students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences on our campuses.  This year we are seeking to hear experiences about how “class”  affects our university members on campus as well as in our external community.

This will be an opportunity for individuals to submit their stories to become part of our discussions on day two of the Day of Discovery and Dialogue.  We are inviting you to submit a story of a true experience you have had or have witnessed on campus regarding class/classism or a diverse socio-economic experience.  These stories will be presented anonymously by other students, faculty or staff who volunteer to share the stories of community experiences.

The requirements for submission are that the story be:

  • An actual account of a lived or witnessed experience
  • No more than 3 minutes in length
  • Written absent of actual names of individuals

We look forward to stories that help us understand the power of the lived experience of our community.  In these times…stories help generate dialogue that encourages us to engage in greater understanding of issues around class, privilege and its intersection with other social identities.  We anticipate that these stories will encourage our campus community to become more aware of the dynamics around class that exist and create an environment of greater understanding and a more welcoming climate.

Stories need to be submitted by February 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. for consideration.

Individuals can submit stories three ways:

  1. Email a story to james.a.parker@wustl.edu
  2. Submit a story anonymously by mailing it to
    Attn: VC Student Affairs
    Campus Box 1167
  3. Submit a story below

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