(Note: This might be a good exercise to ask people to begin before a roundtable or teach-in)

This is a brainstorm exercise. Make a list of anything that makes you feel safe. then make a list of anything that you feel compromises your safety.

Play around with ordering the lists:

  • How can you group them?
  • what are the conflicts within the lists?
  • Are there things that make some people feel safe that others feel keep them from being safe?
  • If similar things pop up on lists (from different people or even the same person), why do you think that is?