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SLC to host 'Walk in Our Shoes' on March 23

Posted On March 15, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will host 'Walk In Our Shoes," a Latino simulation experience designed to help participants understand what it’s like to live as a Latino in our community.

This simulation will be offered from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

It is free and open to community members as well as students, faculty and staff.

“'Walk in our Shoes' is designed to increase understanding, community conversation, cultural sensitivity and awareness,” said Rachel Fischer, assistant dean for student development. “We hope that it will help combat myths and stereotypes, as well as promote cultural understanding and give people an opportunity to learn about how they can be catalysts for change.”

This is a simulation, not a game. The object is to focus and sensitize participants to the realities faced by area Latinos. In the simulation, up to 52 participants assume the roles of up to 26 Latino individuals. The experience includes an introduction and briefing, the actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteer staffers share their reactions and experiences. 

To register to attend one of the sessions, visit sl.edu/walk.