Closing Rituals

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Exercise 6.6 – Inner Truth and Accountability

6.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before participants offer one word or sentence to capture their feeling.

Option 1.

A traditional Hindu Prayer, translated and adapted by Abhi Janamanchi, from Voices from the Margins

May good befall all.

May there be peace for all.

May all be fit for excellence.

May all experience the holy.

May […]

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Exercise 5.6 – Belonging and Appropriation

5.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before participants offer one word or sentence to capture their feeling.

A prayer by Clyde Grubbs and Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley, from Voices from the Margins

History’s Road

Source of Life,

The road of history is long, full of both hope and disappointment. In times past, there have been wars […]

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Exercise 4.6 – Common Humanity and Group Differences

4.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before participants offer one word or sentence to capture their feeling.

Option 1.

A poem by Hope Johnson, from the book Voices from the Margins

One Love

We are one,

A diverse group

Of proudly kindred spirits

Here, not by coincidence –

But because we choose to journey – together.

We are […]

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Exercise 3.6 – Personal Healing and Political Action

3.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before participants offer one word to capture their feeling.

Option 1.

This is a quote from Rebecca Parker, published in Soul Work. It is a statement that reflects how a commitment to racial justice includes the political as well as the personal.

“My commitment to racial justice […]

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Exercise 2.6 – Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement

2.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before each person in the group offers a one sentence statement of personal intent about a particular goal they may have or a more general statement of resonance with something discussed during the workshop or read in the concluding poem:

Option 1.

 “…when we move […]

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Exercise 1.6 – Transcendence and Race Consciousness

1.6 – Closing Ritual/Checkout – (10 minutes)

Closing question: Is there a “both/and” statement that feels true for you as we leave this space? Some tension that is true for you emotionally about this topic and the conversations moving forward in this community?

(Pause to give people time to think. This is useful so that people aren’t […]

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