StoryCorps Comes to DiversityRx

What Is StoryCorps?

StoryCorps is a national story-telling project. We were thrilled to have them at our conference to gather and save some of your stories about working in this field. A big thank you goes out to Maya Scott-Chung who initiated this and who facilitated story-telling audio recording sessions.

The StoryCorps mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve stories. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to its broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on StoryCorps Listen pages.

What kind of themes did conference attendees talk about?

DiversityRx conference attendees offered stories related to health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences of diverse populations. Some of the questions they addressed include:

  • Do you have some favorite stories related to cross cultural health care?
  • Why did you get involved in cross cultural health care?
  • What inspires you to stay in the work you do?
  • What has been the happiest moment of your work life?
  • What life-changing event have you seen or participated in?
  • What work innovation has made a difference?
  • How would you like your colleagues to think of you?

About our StoryCorps Volunteers

Maya Scott-Chung, MPH (coordinator) has been a community partner with StoryCorps since 2010 and has helped to record over 160 recordings with  250+ people in a variety of communities, organizations, and movements. She has been a diversity and equity trainer and public health educator since the mid 1980s. Maya and her co-facilitator Conrad Smikle are the Education/Marketing staff of Laurel Fertility Care in San Francisco  which is developing a StoryCorps archives on Fertility, Family Building and Cultural Humility.  For further information on partnering with StoryCorps or Laurel Fertility Care's educational work please contact Maya Scott-Chung or call (415) 547-9722.

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