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Trading Laces

Trading Laces 

Trade Your Laces.

Are you curious about the experiences of people from different backgrounds? Would you like to gain a better perspective on what other people’s lives are like? Take the Trading Laces challenge and get ready to walk in someone else’s shoes. Participate in activities and reflection exercises in each of these five identity areas: ability, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Start Your Trading Laces Journey.

Participate in “Solo” and “Social” activities found on each identity page. Solo activities provide you with an opportunity to engage independently with topics that might be new or difficult for you from the comfort of your own home. Social activities are hosted by members of the Indiana University and Bloomington community, and provide you with an opportunity to connect and learn with others about these topics.

Whichever route you choose, we encourage you to reflect on your experiences and share your thoughts with others in the Trading Laces section of the We Are IU blog. Learn more about the experiences of other students here at Indiana University, take the Trading Laces challenge and walk in someone else’s shoes. Sign up to receive more information, or pick one of the identity laces below and get walking!

Learn more about Trading Laces here >>>

AbilityGenderRace and EthnicitySexualitySocioeconomic Status