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Workshop 4: The Call for Empathy

Workshop 4: The Call for Empathy
Workshop 4: The Call for Empathy

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  • I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me. — Terence, Roman playwright and freed African slave This workshop asks youth to...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — On the Trail with No More Deaths 15 Activity 2: Learning Empathy 25 Activity 3: Word Power...
  • This workshop includes activities related to current issues around immigration. Reflect on the recent news about immigrant families. Do you...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches or LED candle Words for chalice lighting Preparation for Activity Write the chalice lighting...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story " On the Trail with No More Deaths " A gallon jug of water Preparation for Activity Read the story...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, When I Am Frightened, or copies of Singing the Journey (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005...
  • Materials for Activity Seven Principles poster or Principles written on newsprint Description of Activity Participants analyze a way...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Taking It Home for all participants Description of Activity Invite youth to stand in a circle and invite...
  • Spend some time reflecting on how words were used during the workshop. Did youth experience using different terms to describe people as...
  • Materials for Activity Description of Activity Participants demonstrate empathy for people in new surroundings. Say to participants: Even...
  • Description of Activity Participants meditate to build empathy. Invite youth to spend a few moments in meditation. Participants get...
  • Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Corn, on the cob or canned A piece of paper rolled up with ribbon wrapped around it and a tag that says...
  • I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me. — Terence, Roman playwright and freed slave In Today's Workshop... We examined the...
  • Used with permission of Geoffrey Bayer , No More Deaths. The July sun beat down, and by mid-morning, there was no avoiding the heat. By 10...
  • By Shelley Jackson Denham
    This is Hymn 1012 in Singing the Journey (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005), where it is titled "When I Am Frightened"...
  • By Bill Bigelow
    Adapted from The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration by Bill Bigelow (Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools, Ltd.,...
  • Immigration The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands by Margaret Regan (Beacon Press, 2010). The U.S...

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