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Exercise 6.3 – Inner Truth and Accountability

6.3 — Developing our Analysis – Honing our Voice on Fundamental Concepts (65 minutes)

Materials needed: Topic Info Sheets (Equality vs Equity, Intent vs Impact, Intersectionality is a Power Analysis), pens or pencils, markers, butcher paper or electronic devices for writing

Purpose of piece: To deepen our understanding of issues fundamental to racial justice in order to […]

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Exercise 5.3 – Belonging and Appropriation

5.3 – Developing our Analysis – Appropriation in the Community – (1 hour 10 minutes)

Materials needed: Appropriation Resource Sheet, Personal and Community Appropriation Checklist/Cultural Appropriation Scenario, half sheets of paper, pens and pencils

Purpose of piece: To deepen understanding regarding types of appropriation, how they manifest in one’s life and community, and the underlying motivations.

Say to […]

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Exercise 4.3b – Common Humanity and Group Differences

4.3b – Developing our Analysis – Examining Familial and Cultural Stories (1 hr 20 minutes)

Materials needed: Familial and Cultural Stories handout, Expanding our Worldview resource handout, pencils or pens.

Note: If desired, you may want to locate, copy, and distribute copies of Parker’s original essay as a take-home resource. It was published in Soul Work: Anti-racist […]

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Exercise 4.3a – Common Humanity and Group Differences

4.3a – Developing our Analysis – The Meaning of our Skin (35 minutes)

Materials needed: Butcher paper (or white boards) and markers

Purpose of piece: To explore and share how participants came to understand themselves in terms of race. Reveal some similarities and differences of experience both within and between groups.

Say to group: For the next 10 […]

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Exercise 3.3 – Personal Healing and Political Action

3.3 – Developing Our Analysis – Consciousness Raising and Taking Action (60 minutes)

Materials needed: Definitions Exploration sheet, category placemats, activity cards, Beliefs and Goals sheet, Raising Consciousness and Taking Action (Ideas) sheet, pencils or pens

Purpose of piece: To clarify our understanding of what constitutes racial justice, consciousness-raising, and action. To explore our personal beliefs and […]

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Exercise 2.3 – Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement

2.3 – Developing our Analysis – Unpacking Shame and Guilt (55 minutes)

— DESIGNED FOR GROUPS COMPOSED OF WHITE PARTICIPANTS —

Materials needed: Terms Resource Sheet, Shame Stories handout, pens or pencils

Purpose of piece: To consider how responses to feelings of shame and guilt affect relationships with people of color, white people, and racial justice efforts.

Say […]

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Exercise 1.3 – Transcendence and Race Consciousness

1.3 – Developing our Analysis – Navigating Deflection (40 minutes)

Materials needed: Emotion posters

Purpose of piece:  To explore our readiness to engage in conversations with people who purport to care about racial justice, and yet continue to deflect conversations about race.

Facilitator’s Note: Post the emotion posters before the workshop begins. 1) Anxious, 2) Confident, 3) Embarrassed, […]

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