We are reopening the submission for Holy Cross Stage for Change!
Stage for Change is a year-long initiative that works on racial justice through community building, counter-narrative storytelling, and theatre.
After our successful launch last year, we are looking to tackle racism that exists in our community, especially in the classroom setting. We hope to be a platform for marginalized voices to change our community to be most inclusive.
Please remember that the most impactful stories help us understand what it was like to be in your shoes. Be as descriptive as possible and creative in communicating your story.
Here are a few prompts to get you started:
Tell us about a time you felt silenced/unheard in the classroom.
Describe a time you experienced tokenism in the class.
Describe a time racism was excused in the classroom.
Describe a time where a student of color’s voice was erased.
Tell us about how racism exists in the HCC classrooms and what changes need to be made.
Describe a time playing devil’s advocate allowed racism into the classroom and was not held accountable for their thought/opinion/idea.
Describe a time when a professor whitewashed the experience of a student of color.
What changes do you want to see in the classroom?
What is it like to be a minority on campus? Tell us about a time when you were the "other," because of your religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
What do you wish you could share with your Holy Cross community? Tell us what you are carrying (inside).
Do you feel safe/comfortable being/coming out on HCC? Tell us more.
How does the undocumented status affect you or your family? Tell us your story.
Who are you? Describe how your Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native identity affect your HCC experience. What do you carry? Are you okay? Are there experiences you can't share with anyone?
We talk about HCC being "Family." Describe a time when HC didn't feel like home for you.
All people of color members of the Holy Cross community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are encouraged to submit. We hope that your story will help spark an honest dialogue and change on campus about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
**In order submit your story please create an account below. No record of your name will be kept by Stage for Change. All stories will remain anonymous.**