In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather the children. Ask them how they felt when they first went to a new school or a new place. Affirm that even when they are new, they can make a difference. Tell them you will share a true story about a little girl who went someplace new, even when she was not sure others wanted her there. She was brave and went to a new school to stand up for herself and for other people who needed to be heard.
Read or tell the story of Ruby Bridges.
When you are done, process the story with these questions:
Affirm for the group that Unitarian Universalists work toward social justice and support people who are not treated fairly. Ruby acted to stand up for herself and to give others a voice and a choice about which schools they would attend. Ruby's action showed courage and bravery. Her teacher, Barbara, also showed courage in standing by Ruby.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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