UW-Whitewater hosting ‘Walk in our shoes: Understanding the Latino Experience” event

WalkInOurShoesFYI: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dream Scholars and Colleagues group is hosting a “Walk in our Shoes: Understanding the Latino Experience” event at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the Hamilton Room of the University Center building. 

The Walk In Our Shoes simulation experience is designed to help participants understand what it’s like to live as a Latino in the community. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to focus and sensitize participants to the realities faced by area Latinos.

Participants assume the roles of Latino individuals. The experience lasts about 2 1/2 hours. It includes an introduction and briefing, the actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteer staffers share their reactions and experiences.

Why attend the Walk in Our Shoes simulation event?

  • Learn about the issues facing Latinos in our community
  • Increase understanding, community conversation, cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Combat myths and stereotypes and promote cultural understanding
  • Learn about opportunities to be a catalyst for change

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants a greater understanding of Latinos living in our community—especially those who have contact with the local Latino population. Walk in our Shoes is an excellent tool for diversity training, leadership, and staff development.

The event is open to the public.

REGISTER HERE

http://my.uww.edu/signup/Public/Register/14644

EVENT DETAILS

Location

  • Hamilton Room (University Center)

Event Date

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:00 PM

Duration

  • 2 1/2 hours

For more info

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