An exercise that is often used to bring the group to awareness of minority viewpoints and/or power dynamics that either exist in the room or generally influence the program.
- No materials are required for this activity.
A reflective activity that helps you and your group figure out what goes well, what doesn’t, and what needs improvement.
- All participants are asked to stand on one side of the room. They are told that the facilitator will read a series of statements.
- Once a statement is read, all participants for whom that statement is true personally walk to the other side of the room.
- The facilitator uses a reflective prompt such as “Notice who is on one side of the room and who is on the other.” Participants silently acknowledge the configuration of the room’s participants.
- Participants are asked to rejoin the individuals who did not move.
- To save time with large groups, you may limit the number of persons asked the question to three to five people.
- There are no foreseeable safety concerns.
This activity serves as a reflection or debrief activity and so wrap-up questions or a discussion is not necessary.
Submitted by Osgoode Youth Association. Originally sourced from the University of Minnesota. “Quality Matters Toolkit.”