11:15 am - 12:15 pm
R.E. Building – Rooms 6, 7 & 8
The Power of Reaching Out
The power of fire is power to ignite enthusiasm that spreads like wildfire to make change in the world. This session focuses on immigration. Participants play games and create a petition to explore the power of actions to “go viral.”
How does your family connect with the experience of immigration? When did you or your ancestors arrive here? How were they welcomed (or not)? How difficult was it to become a citizen? Did immigrants in your family follow all the rules, or were some elements of their immigration story outside the law?
Go to a place in your area where the predominant culture is that of immigrants. For instance, you might visit an ethnic neighborhood, an ethnic grocery store, an ethnic house of worship or a community fair that honors a particular nationality. Notice how it feels to be among many people whose language, foods or other traditions differ from yours. What do you enjoy about the experience? What is uncomfortable?
Check it out: Session 12