Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About: An Anti-racism Multicultural Program

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.