Day of Discovery & Dialogue 2017 — A Mosaic of True Stories

This year’s Day of Discovery and Dialogue, will have a specific focus on the issue of socioeconomics and class. In an effort to illuminate the experiences of students, faculty, and staff on our campuses, we are providing a session 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 and become part of our discussions. You are invited to submit a story of a true experience you have had or witnessed on campus regarding class/classism or a diverse socioeconomic 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 without using actual names of individuals

We look forward to stories that help us understand the power of the lived experience of our community. These stories will generate dialogue and encourage us to engage in a greater understanding of issues around class, privilege, and its intersection with other social identities. We anticipate that these stories will contribute to an awareness on campus of the dynamics around class and create an environment of greater understanding.

Stories need to be submitted by February 21, 2017 by 5 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
    Mosaic
    Attn: VC Student Affairs
    Campus Box 1167
  3. Submit a story below