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Have you experienced or witnessed racism, colonialism, or other forms of discrimination at the hospital?
A study team at Sunnybrook is using a Virtual Storytelling Space to collect stories about experiences of racism and colonialism at Sunnybrook. We invite you to share your story virtually from a place and time that works for you. Your stories will be securely protected and will never be shared without your consent. And you get to tell us how we may use your stories.
Racism and Colonialism may be expressed and experienced in many ways in a hospital setting through practices such as discrimination, microaggressions and exclusion–even though people with these experiences might not always associate them with racism and colonialism.
Our Storytelling Space provides an opportunity for you to think about some of these experiences in any way that makes sense to you. For example, you may be able to reflect on some of the following questions and more:
- Are your identities acknowledged in positive ways at work?
- Do you feel that you need to prove yourself repeatedly at work?
- Have you experienced or witnessed microaggressions at work?
- How do you experience being racially visible at Sunnybrook?
Participation in this study is open to ALL Sunnybrookers–those who work, volunteer or learn at Sunnybrook, or are involved in a Sunnybrook-affiliated group or advisory.
- Sharing stories makes it possible to find common ground with others
- Stories help us reflect on our own experiences
- Sharing stories may help facilitate change, and make the hospital a safer place for everyone!
- People transmit and share knowledge through storytelling
“Share stories, fill cold nights with the warmth of your connections, your relationships; hear each other and be made more.
That is the power of storytelling”
– Richard Wagamese, Embers
“Moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible.”
― bell hooks, Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black