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

Activity 1: Putting "White" on the Table

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print Leader Resource 1 and familiarize yourself with it.

Description of Activity

Read the statements in Leader Resource 1, pairing the statement in the left-hand column with the statement in the right-hand column. Invite participants to monitor their feelings and thoughts as they listen to the statements.

Lead a large group discussion with these questions:

  • What feelings emerged for you as you heard the list?
  • Why do you think the mention of "Whiteness" changed the sentence?
  • How would your reaction be different if the word "Asian" or "Latino/a" were substituted for "White" in the sentences"?