Open Door Project

Six Word Stories Part Two: Reception and Reflection


November 14, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

After the initial Six Word Stories workshop on November 4, all of the inidividual stories will be collected and displayed in Hillman Library as a temporary, interactive installation in a high-traffic area within Hillman Library. Explanatory signage as well as notecards and pens will accompany the installation inviting passersby to 1) observe the existing statements, and 2) add their own statements to the installation. The installation will remain in place for two weeks, growing and evolving as more people contribute their ideas.

At the conclusion of the two-week long installation period, the six-word stories will again be collected and re-displayed within a large gathering space in Hillman Library for a gathering on November 14 open to all members of the University community. anu jain and a team of facilitators from Inclusant will return to campus to lead participants in a broader conversation, helping to identify the issues/themes/concerns that emerged and prompt attendees to consider ways that the overall campus community could be effectively responding to any actionable ideas. The suggestions that are shared during this event will be captured by event organizers and revisited as possible next steps, including referral to the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion or future programming from the Open Door Project, the University’s Student Safety Net Discussion Group, or others on campus.

At the end of the reception, all of the six-word statements will be archived by a team from ULS.

This event is a joint presentation of the Open Door Project and the University Library System. It is support by a generous grant from the University's Year of Creativity.

Attendance at the November 4 workshop is NOT a prerequisite for attending the November 14 session. We are no longer requiring RSVPs.

Location and Address

Thursday, November 14, 2019
 3 - 5 p.m.
Hillman Library, Dick Thornburgh Room (Main Floor)