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Stamp to Host Campuswide Story Exchange That Builds Community, Empathy

By Maryland Today Staff

The Stamp Student Union will host a campuswide “story exchange” from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Stamp Colony Ballroom to break down barriers, shatter stereotypes, and build curiosity, empathy and community.

Trained Narrative 4 storytelling facilitators from campus will organize participants, identify goals and establish trust. Participants will share stories with a partner and actively listen while the partner shares theirs. Then, participants will gather together, and each tells their partner’s story in first person. Finally, participants will reflect, discussing how they feel and what they learned.

The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is free and encouraged, but a number of walk-in spots will be available.

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