How to Have a Conversation, Episode 1: “We Were Confronting Each Other and We Were Being Brave”, María José Pareja Rozo Explores How In Your Shoes Facilitates Conversations

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María José Pareja Rozo, Graduate Student of the Medical Humanities Initiative in the 2021-2022 academic year, launched How to Have a Conversation, a podcast about how the arts and humanities engage us in conversation, her capstone project for the MA Program in Engaged and Public Humanities.

The pilot episode of How to Have a Conversation focuses on In Your Shoes, a collaborative project of Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown’s Democracy & Governance program, and Patrick Henry College, which was co-created by Derek Goldman and Daniel Brumberg. In Your Shoes employs techniques rooted in theatrical performance to bring people of diverse social, cultural, and religious backgrounds into deep, challenging, and mutually respectful dialogue with one another to promote mutual understanding and empathy. In the podcast, Ijeoma Njaka, Inclusive Pedagogy Specialist and facilitator of In Your Shoes; and Ashanee Kottage, scientist storyteller activist from Colombo, Sri Lanka; share their experiences, reflections and lessons learned from engaging with the In Your Shoes project.

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Visit the How to Have a Conversation website.