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Workshop 1: Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Multiple Realities, Part One

Workshop 1: Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Multiple Realities, Part One
Workshop 1: Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Multiple Realities, Part One

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  • What is true is that for Unitarian Universalism to move into a vibrant future, we will need to mine our past for stories of resistance to...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Welcome and Introductions 20 Activity 2: Why Is This Important? 10 Activity...
  • As you prepare to lead the first workshop, reflect on what in your life's journey has led you to this moment. Why is Building the World We...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use) and bold markers Optional: Music...
  • Materials for Activity Worship table or designated space Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Leader Resource 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: An object that can be passed around as each participant speaks Description of Activity Invite participants...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write on newsprint, and post: Why is it important for a...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Guidelines That Promote Multicultural Dialogue Preparation for Activity Send Handout 1 to all...
  • Materials for Activity Journal for all participants Pens and pencils Preparation for Activity Ask participants to bring a journal and...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Affirming Experiences and Marginalizing Experiences Music (two different selections) and music...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write on newsprint, and post: Which voice do you identify with...
  • Materials for Activity Lined paper and pens/pencils Newsprint, markers, and tape Taking It Home A copy of Singing the Living Tradition ,...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What didn't? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Draw a large gift basket on a piece of newsprint and post...
  • What is true is that for Unitarian Universalism to move into a vibrant future, we will need to mine our past for stories of resistance to...
  • These suggestions are intended to slow down the flurry of assumptions that can come into play when we talk about the stories and truths...
  • "Telling" is used with the permission of Laura Hershey. For more information about Laura's poetry and other writing, go to her website ...
  • This resource includes several first-person narratives from Unitarian Universalists describing experiences with race in their congregations...
  • The UUA Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group offers resources, curricula, trainings, and tools to help Unitarian Universalist...

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