MyStory Griot Project

Inspired by the tradition or Griots, West African poets, musicians, and storytellers who are the keepers of oral tradition, the MyStory Griot Project was launched in Fall of 2020 by the UWF College of Art Social Sciences and Humanities Dean's Workgroup on Race, Diversity, and Belonging. The project invited members of the campus community to talk and write about their lived   experience with race and race relations. It has created a space for individuals to share their stories while others have the opportunity to listen, learn, and expand their understanding of the complexity of race and racism. The stories shared are topically broad: some of them address experiences with racism; some address the intersection of race and other forms of discrimination, while others are a celebration of individuals who were allies in challenging times. All are incredibly moving.
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Abstract/Description: Inspired by the tradition or Griots, West African poets, musicians, and storytellers who are the keepers of oral tradition, the MyStory Griot Project was launched in Fall of 2020 by the UWF College of Art Social Sciences and Humanities Dean's Workgroup on Race, Diversity, and Belonging. The project invited members of the campus community to talk and write about their lived experience with race and race relations. It has created a space for individuals to share their stories while others have the opportunity to listen, learn, and expand their understanding of the complexity of race and racism. The stories shared are topically broad: some of them address experiences with racism; some address the intersection of race and other forms of discrimination, while others are a celebration of individuals who were allies in challenging times. All are incredibly moving.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
Griot tradition
UWF stories