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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Worship or centering table and chalice
  • Participant journals
  • Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, and markers
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Customize the Taking It Home section of this workshop and copy for all participants.

Description of Activity

Make sure that each participant has their journal, and something to write with. Invite everyone to respond to this question:

How has music been a part of your own resistance and transformation or social justice work?

Allow five minutes for journaling. After five minutes, invite volunteers to share a word, phrase, or sentence from their journal entry.

Invite a participant to come forward and extinguish the chalice as you say these words: "As we extinguish this chalice, may we let the light of our tradition kindle our hope for a better world."

Distribute Taking It Home and invite participants to continue to write in their journals between workshops.

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