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Session 9: Lean On Me

Session 9: Lean On Me
Session 9: Lean On Me

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  • No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you. — Althea Gibson, 20th-century African American tennis champion This session...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — The First Supporter 10 Activity 2: Writing Khadija's Story 15 Activity 3: Trust Walk 10...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Make yourself comfortable; light a candle to mark the time as different from your...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The First Supporter " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Paper and pens/pencils for all participants Preparation for Activity Read Alternate Activity 1, Role Play Khadija's...
  • Materials for Activity A few scarves to cover participants' eyes Preparation for Activity Identify a large, open indoor or (preferably)...
  • Materials for Activity All participants' Window/Mirror Panels Leader Resource 1, Window/Mirror Lean on Me Figures Paper or card stock, cut...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Taking It Home handout Optional: A copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Namaste...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Congregation newsletter or access to congregation website Local newspaper Preparation for Activity Meet with the...
  • Materials for Activity Stories/scripts written by small groups in Activity 2, Writing Khadija's Story. Optional: Props and costumes...
  • No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you. — Althea Gibson, 20th-century African American tennis champion IN TODAY’S...
  • By Sarah Conover , Valerie Wahl
    From Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs (Boston: Skinner House, 2010). Khadija was a wealthy businesswoman who needed to hire someone she could...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.

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