Juneteenth on June 19 commemorates and celebrates African American freedom and emancipation from slavery in the United States. At the University of Florida College of Nursing, we are committed to fostering an environment that supports all individuals and values diversity, inclusion and equity. Our collective goal is unpacking and addressing anti-Black racism in nursing education, curriculum and the health care system overall, while further igniting our desire to become anti-racist nurses.
We invite all students, faculty and staff to join us in engaging in an activation project to address anti-racism through the Six-Word Story, which has grown in popularity as a form of narrative. This form of storytelling originated through a challenge to Ernest Hemingway, who created the first six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
The purpose of the UF College of Nursing’s Six-Word Story submissions is to:
- Start a conversation
- Fight injustices
- Share a personal experience
- Commit to anti-racism
Submit your own six-word story using the form below by June 20. If you prefer to add an original drawing, you can instead upload a file.
Selected six-word stories will be shared and posted by the College of Nursing for Juneteenth starting June 21. You are welcome to submit your story anonymously or you can sign your project.
Here is the College of Nursing’s six-word story as an example:
What will your six-word story be?