11:15 am - 12:15 pm
R.E. Building – Rooms 6, 7 & 8
The Power to Shine
The power of fire is the power of shining light and passionate action. Participants learn to activate their fire power to express their feelings and beliefs and make a difference. They add fire symbols to the Circle of the Elements mural. While previous sessions have stressed listening and cooperation, this session explores the power of direct action.
How have members of your family turned the power of fire on injustice? Has anyone stepped in when they saw another person being treated unfairly? Expressed their distaste for a racist or sexist joke? Joined in action to protest a war or the actions of an unethical corporation?
Your family might try role-playing so everyone can experience ways to respond to bullies. Have two family members improvise a scene in which one person is the bully and the other is being bullied. Have others play the role of bystanders, and practice ways to interrupt or defuse the bullying. Or, have one person play the bully and have another family member, as the person being bullied, figure out ways to try to stop the bullying. They may use other family members to role-play other people they might turn to, such as friends or teachers.
Check it out: Session 9