Focus on Self & Family

Build a Strong, Happy Equity Family

“LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER” ARTS CONVERSATIONS. Isn’t it time to be working together for equity and against white supremacy in our churches, schools, and everywhere we’re connected, using the many creative gifts we have all been blessed with to transform lives and make some real changes?

We’ve designed questions to help explore these equity topics. Self & Family is one of seven sets of questions for all ages that might be used in Equity Voices arts conversations, for participants to express themselves artistically using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative means of responding, and also get to know a bit about other people participating in the conversations. Other topics include Other People, Community & Country, Race & Justice, Values, Visions, Equity Actions. Now, during Lent, each topic includes one Scripture-based question as the first in the list.

Please create your answers/responses to these questions using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative, artistic means of responding. Then share your response online (on the equity-voices.com website) and/or with your Equity Voices group, friends, family, or other people.

SELF & FAMILY: Who are you and your family?

  1. SCRIPTURE: (Mark 8:27-29) “Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ And they answered him, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets. He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’” Who are you? How do you describe/define yourself? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey who you are?
  2. What are some things you like best about yourself? Are there things about yourself you’d like to change? If so, what? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey what you like best about yourself and what you might want to change?
  3. Do you know where your family came from? Other cities, states, countries, or continents? How did they live there? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey where your family came from and how they lived in the place(s) they came from?
  4. Do you have a religion or spiritual practice? Do you have a belief in God, a higher power, or other divine being? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to give a sense of or describe your religion, spirituality, God, or higher power?
  5. Who is in your family and how would you describe your family members? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey who is in your family and how you would describe them?
  6. Where is your home? How do you feel about your home or the place you live? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to depict where you live, what it’s like, and how you feel about it?
  7. Imagine you are someone from another planet. What do you imagine the extraterrestrial thinks, feels about you and your family? What would they find impressive, awesome, fun, amusing, puzzling, strange, needing improvement etc. Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to depict how the extraterrestrial views you and your family?

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