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Goals, Workshop 10: You and Me

In "Exploring Our Values Through Poetry," a Tapestry of Faith program

This workshop will:

  • Utilize self-portrait poetry and drawing to reflect on and reframe participants' personal histories
  • Investigate the distinctions between how we see ourselves and how others see us
  • Utilize poetry to explore what it means to celebrate, rather than tolerate, diversity
  • Help youth articulate and share perspectives on what sets human beings apart from one another and what connects us
  • Affirm youth as valuable, loving, and lovable individuals
  • Optional: Supply suggestions for ways to educate others on the UN World Millennium Goals
  • Optional: Engage youth in creating a game for the congregation
  • Optional: Encourage youth to write a reconciliatory poem or letter that recognizes similarities they share with the recipient
  • Optional: Provide time for participants to review their poetry in preparation for the Poetry Slam

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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