The purpose of this event is to bring together UCSF health professionals to share anonymous stories related to the theme of gender disparities for the purpose of strengthening community. Topics can range from subtle gender dynamics to sexual harassment, and everything in between, including stories of solidarity and allyship. We are specifically looking for stories related to training and working in health care, e.g. experiences that occurred in the classroom, on campus, between colleagues, during clinical encounters, or elsewhere. We welcome stories from all genders. Selected stories will be read aloud by trained volunteers.
Before you submit your story, please consider these questions: 1) Are you currently in danger or unsafe?2) Is there an unsettled lawsuit regarding this event? (If so, we recommend that for your own benefit you do not submit a story.)3) Is your purpose in sharing the story to get immediate help?
If any of the above are true, unfortunately we cannot share your story. Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance. If you are seeking support around your experience, please consider reaching out to the UCSF Campus CARE advocate, Denise Caramagno (http://careadvocate.ucsf.edu, or call 415-502-8802).
For eligible stories: please submit by midnight on February 2nd, 2019. If you cannot be present at the event, we still invite you to submit. Below is a suggested format for sharing your story, though we accept stories of all formats, including poetry. Please limit your story to less than 750 words. Please do not include ANY names in your submission including your own. Please also do not include details (eg. employer, title, physical description, etc) that would allow someone to be identified.
Submissions that are made for the purpose of a “Take Back the Night” event like this one are exempt from Title IX reporting (https://shpr.ucsf.edu/sites/shpr.ucsf.edu/files/UCSF_Rights_Options_Resources_web.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0Mrhm24GXSfIk-VGzc8J5QdUdj4nmVaQpxNDc1959hNqfhxHbNc6FFaF0) but we are requesting anonymous submissions to ensure that this exemption will be upheld.
Suggested format:1. What did you experience?2. How did you respond or react? 3. How do you wish you had responded or reacted?
As mentioned above, we will select stories to be read aloud by trained volunteers. By submitting your anonymous story, you are consenting to the text of your story potentially being shared publicly. If your story is not chosen, please note that it is not a reflection of you. Stories will be chosen for how they fit together.
Thank you for your participation, vulnerability, and courage.