Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Windows and Mirrors: A Program about Diversity for Grades 4-5

Leader Resource 1: Letter to Parents and Congregation to Collect Magazines and Newspapers

Email or hand out to parents of the Windows and Mirrors group and members of the congregation several weeks before this session meets. Asking the entire congregation may yield more varied media examples.

Dear Parents/Member:

As part of our upcoming Windows and Mirrors session titled "Eyes on the Prize," we are asking that you bring newspapers and magazines, both mainstream (Newsweek, Time, New York Times, etc.) and less widely distributed. Magazines that target specific ethnic groups, such as Jet or Ebony, for example, would be very helpful.

We would like to invite children to cut images from these publications for an art project. If we may look at your items but you would like them returned intact, please mark them and we will take proper care of them.

Please bring newspapers and magazines to (insert the place where you wish people to leave the publications).

Thank you,