Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults: An Anti-racist Multicultural Program

Activity 2: Intentional Antiracist, Anti-Oppressive, Multicultural Community

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy the story for all participants.

Description of Activity

Read the story "Highlander School" aloud or ask a volunteer to do so. Lead a discussion of the story, using these questions as a guide:

  • How does the work of Highlander School illustrate a parallel approach to resistance?
  • How is "community" key to Highlander's approach-both the community developed at the folk school and the communities represented by those at the folk school?
  • How does the work of building community at Highlander transform those who participate? How does it transform society and work against racism and systems of privilege?
  • What in this story inspires you or gives you hope?
  • Have you ever been part of a similar experience?