Tapestry of Faith: Heeding the Call: A Program on Justicemaking for Junior High School Youth

Faith In Action 2: Allies, Phase 6

Materials for Activity

  • Handout 1, Oppression Continuum, or projected Justicemakers Guide, from Workshop 5
  • Handout 2, Ally Action 6
  • The returned handouts from the last workshop
  • Pens or pencils
  • Optional: computer and large monitor, or projector and screen

Preparation for Activity

If you are using the Justicemakers Guide electronically, test your equipment

Description of Activity

Youth continue their work toward becoming better allies.

Ask who brought back Handout 2, Ally Action 5, from the last workshop. Acknowledge those who did and remind everyone that this is a long-term Faith in Action activity and they will be asked to bring the handout back for every workshop.

Solicit volunteers to discuss actions they took to move toward Phase 6.

Pass out Handout 2, Ally Action 6. Tell the group that today they will work toward being a better ally by moving along the continuum from Phase 6: Interrupt and Educate, to Phase 7: Support and Encourage. Ask youth to read some of the actions under Phase 7 that they might take to move from Phase 6 to Phase 7. Suggest they pick one or two to focus on.

Ask everyone to note on Handout 2, Ally Action 6, the date, the group they want to be an ally to, and the answer to the first question, “What action do you want to take?” Ask them to answer the additional questions if applicable.

Ask participants to bring this handout back at the next workshop, where they will commit to another step that helps them move along the continuum to being a better ally.