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My Voice, My Story: Understanding the Untold Lived Experiences of Graduate & Professional Students

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Headshots of 8 graduate students with the text My Voice, My Story

The Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement and CIRTL at Cornell invite faculty and academic staff to join us for a My Voice, My Story session on Friday, December 14 from 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch served at 11:15am) in 401 Physical Sciences Building. Please confirm your participation by completing our registration form.  

About My Voice, My Story

My Voice, My Story sessions pair video monologues constructed from real experiences of graduate students with facilitated discussions. The primary objectives of My Voice, My Story are to utilize the power of narratives to achieve greater understanding of the stories on the lived of experiences of graduate and professional students that frequently go untold, and to develop and share strategies on how to create more inclusive and supportive research and learning environments.

Listening to the stories of the characters portrayed in the My Voice, My Story monologues provides participants with opportunities for learning through:

  • Listening for understanding, especially when we think we are different from one another
  • Developing awareness and understanding of experiences of exclusion and inclusion in the learning and research environment
  • Establishing respect for our mutual similarities and differences
  • Experiencing empathy for and identification with all of the characters portrayed in the video monologues  
  • Seeing the commonality of our human experience that flows underneath all the stories
  • Recognizing instances of unconscious bias
  • Contributing to the development of strategies on how one can contribute to improving the organizational climate for all its members


December 14, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Diversity & Inclusion
Graduate School, Graduate Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, CIRTL at Cornell


401 Physical Sciences Building
245 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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