The Mizzou Women’s center hosted a Language Partners event on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Language partners helps create dialogue between native and non-native English speakers. Participants played a game to show similarities between everyone despite their different backgrounds. “When we first got there I felt very different from everyone else, but after a little while I felt more similar. We did a little game thing where you had to say something about you and people had to stand up if it applied to them. Obviously the point is to see how you have stuff in common with people that you don’t expect to at all, but it really worked and it was cool,” said Ivy Hettinger, MU sophomore.
The participants then broke into small groups for conversation. In small groups they had conversations about Black History Month, what they did over winter break, and various cultural differences and similarities. The groups then broke into pairs to have individual conversations