Activity 1: Sharing Reflections on Whiteness
Activity time: 25 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Talking stick or other object
Description of Activity
Invite participants to share thoughts or observations they have had about Whiteness since the last workshop. Ask these or similar questions:
- Did you notice anything in day-to-day life that added to your understanding about White identity?
- What did you see or experience? How did it make you feel? Did you behave differently?
- What are the implications for you now?
Invite participants to share their observations and reflections one person at a time. Pass the talking stick or object to each speaker in turn, so that only one speaks at a time. Ask participants to practice simply listening to one another, and to refrain from questioning, clarifying, affirming, or challenging another's observations or comments.