Y(our) Story: unraveling biases
This year's MLK Symposium theme, “unravel”, reflects the challenge of disentangling or revealing both personal and institutional –isms (racism, classism, sexism, ableism…). Our individual stories of how we choose to respond to others' biases, and reflect on our own, are an important parts of the solution. We invite members of the University community to share their brief (2-4 minute) stories through written or spoken word, performance pieces, poems, art, music, or song. We encourage you to connect your story to the theme of “unravel” and respond to one of the following two prompts... * Share a moment where you have confronted or become aware of your own internal bias. What process did you use? What made you willing to be vulnerable in exposing a personal bias? * Tell us of an instance where self-awareness of your own bias equipped you to respond to institutional bias. How did you respond? This is an opportunity to tell your story, among supportive listeners, because your stories matter!