October 20


1:00 pm — 3:00 pm


In Her Shoes addresses the complex reality of intimate partner violence, as participants roleplay one of eight characters, whose background, experiences and scenarios are based on real survivors’ stories. In pairs/small groups, participants experience the interpersonal and systemic challenges survivors routinely face, and the impact of the consequences for the choices they make in each situation faced by their assigned character. All participants then convene for debrief and dialog. This activity addresses relationship dynamics, gender expectations, homophobia, and racism, based on real ways people navigate their lives, exploring how social justice issues intersect with interpersonal violence. The experiences from this training can serve as common ground for more informed conversations around healthy relationships and systems reform. In striving to create a world where everyone experiences healthy, loving and safe relationships, we all have a role to play. In Her Shoes gives participants an opportunity to explore actions we can all take to improve our relationships and society.

Please note: This activity can be triggering for people who have experienced intimate partner/sexual violence.  If you would like to discuss the program ahead of time, please feel free to reach out to Tracy at tgrinsteadeverly@gmail.com or 512.636.3110.

Date: October 20

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

NOTE: This training is extremely interactive, and takes two hours to complete, including critical debriefing and small and large group dialog. Please be prepared to join us for the entire session.

Open to NCJW/CLE Members Only