In Your Shoes™: Georgetown Student and Faculty Dialogues
How can we invite members of our campus community to meaningfully engage with others who hold different perspectives, backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths? And how might the Georgetown campus or experience change when we engage across silos and divides?
Spring 2023: In Your Shoes™: Course Offerings
Since 2018, the In Your Shoes (IYS) project, created by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, has been a way to move beyond social divides by illuminating the hopes, fears, and dreams that animate the daily lives of students through performance and dialogue.
Building on the success of the In Your Shoes™: Georgetown Student and Faculty Dialogues pilot run in spring 2022, we invite students to register for two In Your Shoes courses offered in spring 2023 (3 total credits).
In Your Shoes: Embodiment & Dialogue (UNXD 123) is a six-week, one-credit course for students interested in the In Your Shoes dialogue experience. This course is designed to incorporate dialogue with specific physical and performance techniques for listening and embodying the “other” to develop visceral understanding. Interested students do not need to have any previous performance experience. This course will be taught by Ijeoma Njaka and Emma Jaster from the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.
In Your Shoes: Dialogue and Facilitation in Our Campus Community (UNXD 223) is a eight-week, two-credit course for students seeking to engage in dialogue as well as learn facilitation skills. Students in this course will build upon the IYS experience by learning and practicing critical facilitation strategies used in the IYS approach. By the end of the class, students will help co-facilitate IYS Dialogues between students, faculty, and staff to illuminate the different perspectives on identity and learning on our shared campus. Interested students do not need to have any previous performance or facilitation experience, though previous experience with IYS is strongly encouraged. This course will be taught by Ijeoma Njaka and Ryann Craig.
Students may take either or both courses; for a 3-credit In Your Shoes experience, students can combine UNXD 123 and UNXD 223.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Ijeoma Njaka (firstname.lastname@example.org).