This Spring 2018, 48-min video of experiential education illustrates face-to-face, heart-to-heart classroom Dialogue among women and men students from the U.S., Africa, and South America enrolled in "Strategies to Global Solutions."
Seeking "global social innovation" to transcend "wicked global problems," for 75 minutes they experienced an entry point into civil engagement that humanizes, dignifies, and inquires into the life experienced of all the participants.
Maximizing inexpensive communication technology, the extended class session was distance-facilitated across 2,000 miles from California to Illinois by Libby and Len Traubman, part of a 25-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue.
"Thank you for generously taking the time to facilitate a dialogue session with us! You have given us a model for waht effective comunication looks like and have shown us the power of story telling." (GLBS 315 Students)
"I got so much out of the workshop. I appreciate your time and love for humanity." (Katie Christy)
"I think what you showed us is how something seemingly simple as really listening to someone can be so powerful in terms of peacebuilding. So glad to have met you (virtually)." (Sally Steindorf)
"Thank you so much for sharing those incredible communication skills with us!" (Lauren D.)
"Thank you for your incredible facilitation! It was inspirational and enlightening!" (Mathew)
"Thank you so much for our time online together. It helped me get to know a classmate, but also will allow me to continue to communicate and listen to others far better." (Loren)
"Thank you so much for your inspiring talk! I learned a lot and will remember it for a long time." (Logan)
"This personal story sharing was so inspiring! Thank you!" (Truett Sparkman)
"Thank you so much for your time. It was such a inspiring class exchange. I love the work that you are doing." (Vanessa)
"Thank you so much! Really appreciate you taking time to give us communication skills and help us become closer." (Olivia)
More about roots of that Dialogue is at traubman.igc.org/dg-prog.htm and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish-Palestinian_Living_Room_Dialogue_Group
Multi-lingual graphics used in this classroom experience can be freely used and downloaded from traubman.igc.org/dialoguecommunication.htm and traubman.igc.org/changechartsall.pdf