I Am U Thriving
I AM U THRIVING is a visual story campaign that focuses on the individuals that are a part of our One U community. The photographs will highlight and validate the experiences of our community members, particularly those of color and other marginalized populations on campus.
I AM U THRIVING is being led by Student Affairs and operates within the larger One U Thriving initiative, which is being led by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. One U Thriving remains the broad and overarching initiative to create change on campus.
There is power in documenting our stories, especially when they are underrepresented, inaccurate, or outright missing in most venues. - Gilda Ochoa
The process for sharing stories challenges us to think about our privileges as human beings whose bodies are organized in hierarchies that perpetuate oppression and uphold systems of power.
I AM U THRIVING is meant to be authentic and deeply moving, so we connect at the most personal level and remain curious about our fellow U colleagues and classmates. Everyone is welcomed to share their experiences, how might they practice agency & allyship, or express their positionalities to be accomplices in the work around diversity and inclusion.