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Workshop 7: Difficult Times

Workshop 7: Difficult Times
Workshop 7: Difficult Times

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  • Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way... — Isak Dinesen...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Prison 10 Activity 2: Death of a Loved One 10 Activity 3: Racism 10 Activity 4: Hope 20 Faith in...
  • Just as the more serious topics of today's workshop might lead to unpleasant memories for some youth, you should process these activities...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches Description of Activity Use the Opening designed by your group or the one provided below. Gather...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, " End of a Discussion with a Jailer ," by Samih Al-Qasim Journals and pens/pencils Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, " Animal Liberation," by Genny Lim Journals and pens/pencils Preparation for Activity Photocopy Handout 2...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 3, " Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 4, " A Change Is Gonna Come ," by Sam Cooke Journals and pens/pencils A recording of "A Change Is Gonna Come...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , one for each participant Description of Activity Use the Closing...
  • Discuss the workshop with your co-leader. Which activities worked best? Which could use improvement? Did the youth appreciate talking about...
  • Materials for Activity Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) donation forms Preparation for Activity Print out In Memory Of donation forms from the...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey Journals and pens/pencils Description of Activity...
  • Description of Activity If you have time for a longer workshop, extend the topics discussed in Activities 1-4. One way to do this is by...
  • DURING TODAY'S WORKSHOP... We read a few poems about people's experiences during difficult times. We thought about our own tough times. We...
  • Samih Al-Qasim (1939- ), translated by Abdullah al-Udhari From the window of my small cell I can see trees smiling at me, Roofs filled with...
  • By Genny Lim
    Other than a chickadee which I bought from a pick-up truck vendor many, many years ago I had never purchased a live animal Today I went to...
  • "Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person Could Believe in the War Between Races" is from...
  • A CHANGE IS GONNA COME. Words and Music by SAM COOKE. Copyright 1964 (Renewed) ABKCO MUSIC, INC. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission of...
  • You can find "End of a Discussion with a Jailer" in the anthology, The Space between Our Footsteps, by Naomi Shihab Nye (New York: Simon...

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