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Depth & Dialogue: Youth Voice with Walk in my Shoes

Written by Christopher Rogers
August 02, 2017

Clifford Lee, of Youth Radio at the time, speaks powerfully to the ways experimenting with multimodal storytellings within a warm environment can produce transformative learning experiences. “By learning skills to produce a multimodal story about things important in their lives, their voice and their stories are amplified, while strengthening the academic English literacies that are the currency of school.” This is in response to this Walk in The Shoes project, founded by Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong.

Walk In My Shoes is a series of six digital storytelling workshops for immigrant and refugee teenage girls at Oakland International High School. With this project, the girls will invite readers to walk in their shoes: see through their eyes, hear the soundtrack of their lives, and follow the path of their journey. The project will offer girls practical training in self-definition and the crafting of rich stories, increase their proficiency with media and digital technologies, help them to interrupt immigrant stereotypes that restrict their life paths to doctors or domestic workers with no middle ground, foster cross-cultural connections, and bolster confidence.

Read more at Walk In My Shoes.

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