We’d like to introduce you to EDUC 2610 facilitating pair Alexis Wilson ’19 and Jamal Starling ’18. They are facilitating a gender dialogue together this semester. Here’s what they have to say about IDP:
Alexis: I took the course as a freshman because after participating in a workshop that IDP did, I was intrigued by the course. I took gender and learned a lot about myself, society, and dialogue as a communication form. Thus, I accepted a position as a facilitator. I have been facilitating ever since because I enjoy seeing my students learn and grow and also continuing to push myself to learn about societal issues and better my understanding of ways I can be an agent of change.
Jamal: I chose IDP because of the experience I had in the classroom when I was a student. I learned so much about different identities even though my class focused on race, which made me a better ally to all people. Because my facilitators helped me get to this point, I wanted to do the same thing for other students.
What’s your favorite thing about your co-facilitator?
Alexis: I really enjoy working with Jamal because we are similar in a lot of ways, in terms of social identities and personalities, and so we became friends quickly. Jamal is also a very supportive co-facilitator and I know I can rely on him when I need it.
Jamal: My favorite thing about my co-facilitator is our chemistry and the fact that we are friends outside the classroom. Thus, I care about her and her needs, which translates into the classroom.
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