At Georgia Tech, we believe in the power of stories to advance our overarching goal of inclusive excellence, and find storytelling to be an act of inclusion. Stories ground us in our individuality and powerfully connect us through our common humanity. Stories reveal diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives in ways that honor our institutional value of “Community.” Storytelling generates social awareness, grows leadership skills, and fosters belonging among faculty, students and staff. The Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement team is bravely leading the work of storytelling integration.
The evolving Transformative Narratives collection is a curated collection of visual, oral, and written personal stories. The stories empower all members of the Georgia Tech community to courageously and creatively engage with issues of diversity and inclusion as both storytellers and story listeners. The collection will provoke and inspire and educate in many ways.
Trigger Warning – Some stories in the digital audio story collection involve emotional struggle, are emotionally poignant, and may provoke varying degrees of emotions, feelings and/or distress. We recommend that listeners make informed decisions about engaging with this material. Resources to provide support are available.
To quickly learn more about the initiative please review the following highlight videos:
Georgia Tech Storytelling Montage