Warm-ups

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Exercise 6.0 – Inner Truth and Accountability

6.0 – Warm up – Easing the Tension (10 minutes)

Materials needed: None

Purpose of piece: To relax the tension we carry in our bodies.

Facilitator’s Note: If desired, there is a Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script (Handout 6.0) that provides an alternative option designed specifically to ease muscular tension. You may want to review it to determine which […]

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Exercise 5.0 – Belonging and Appropriation

5.0 – Warm up – A Little Revelation   (15 minutes)

Materials needed: None

Purpose of piece: To begin sharing information about one another related to personal decision-making and its relationship to individual and collective needs.

Say to group: We’re going to start by doing an activity in three parts. During each section you’ll introduce yourselves with a small […]

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Exercise 4.0 – Common Humanity and Group Differences

4.0 – Warm-up – Who are you? (15 minutes)

Materials needed: One small nerf ball

Purpose of piece: To break the ice, get involved in sharing about themselves, and have fun with our identities. To make the point that we are all both similar and different from one another.

Say to group: We are going to start out […]

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Exercise 3.0 – Personal Healing and Political Action

3.0 – Warm-up – Scattered Numbers (10 minutes)

Materials needed: Number chart handout. Pencils or pens.

Purpose of piece: To demonstrate that it is much harder to navigate a system when you don’t know the rules. To make the point that being able to recognize a system in operation is valuable.

Say to group: This exercise is not […]

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Exercise 2.0 – Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement

2.0 – Warm up – Getting Vulnerable (25 minutes)

Materials needed: Yellow and blue 3×5 index cards, pens or pencils, two baskets

Purpose of piece: To begin sharing feelings and emotions related to personal imperfection and its relationship to racism

Facilitator’s Note: For a group that knows each other fairly well, you might begin with the following statement: […]

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Exercise 1.0 – Transcendence and Race Consciousness

1.0 – Introductions and Discussion Guidelines – (20 minutes)

Materials needed: Workshop goals, discussion guidelines, gender pronouns handout, butcher paper, and markers

Purpose of piece: To discuss communication guidelines, explain the practice of naming gender pronouns for those who are unfamiliar with the practice, review the goals for the workshop, and allow participants to begin to get […]

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