MODULE NINE: CREATING A COMMUNITY TOOL
Participants will draw from the previous eight modules to create a fotonovela to be shared with their community. They will define and incorporate the terms social justice and community activism. This module serves to bring all the previous activities from all modules together.
- Apply their knowledge of relationships, boundaries, social justice, and bystander intervention.
- Participants will create the fotonovela.
- Sign-In Sheet
Activity One: Creating the Story: Personal Lessons
- Chart paper
- Fotonovela Handout
Activity Two: Creating the Story: Community Lessons
- Chart paper
- Fotonovela Handout
INTRODUCTION: (5 MINUTES)
Have the participants sign in. Ask the participants how their week is going.
Review agreements established during Module One. Remind them of the importance of these agreements given the personal nature of the information will be discussed.
We’ve talked about healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships, social justice, and what it means to be an ally. Today, you will create an outline for the fotonovela/comic strip that we have discussed in previous meetings.
Achieving social justice requires that we each use our power in a positive way. One way that we can do this is by creating tools that send a powerful yet simple message. That is why you are going to be working to create a tool that will be used in this community to share with others, who are not in the Chobee Courage Mentoring program, the way to engage in non-violent bystander intervention. A fotonovela is like a comic strip except that a comic strip is made from drawings. What is different about a fotonovela is that it has the same structure of a comic strip but it is made with photographs of people.
ACTIVITY ONE: CREATING THE STORY: PERSONAL STORIES (20 MINUTES)
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACTIVITY IS TO CREATE THE ORDER OF THE STORY LINE FOR THE FOTONOVELA/COMIC STRIP.
Use the Fotonovela handout to create and/or add to the story. DISCUSSION:
Let the participants know this is when all of their ideas from the course of the sessions will help them create the fotonovela/comic strip.
Tell them to think about their peers and their ideas about relationships. Chart their answers to the below questions to help craft the story in the fotonovela. The end product should be short and succinct.
- What knowledge do they have about relationships?
- What knowledge would be helpful for them to have?
- What beliefs do they hold about relationships?
- Do these beliefs support healthy relationships?
- What attitudes do they have about relationships?
- What attitudes do they have about men’s and women’s roles in relationships?
- Do these attitudes support healthy relationships?
ACTIVITY TWO: CREATING THE STORY: COMMUNITY LESSONS (20 MINUTES)
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACTIVITY IS TO CREATE THE FOTONOVELA/COMIC STRIP.
Use the Fotonovela Handout to create and/or add to the story.
You can also ask them to think about their school environment and the overall culture that exists related to relationships and violence.
- Is this environment overall a safe place?
- Would your peers act if they saw violence occurring?
- How do you feel about your school’s response to violence on campus?
- Is there is a trusted adult at your school that you can discuss dating violence concerns with?
- Does the school environment support non-violence?
- Does the school environment support social justice?
CLOSING: (5 MINUTES) PEAK AND PIT OF THE SESSION;
As part of the closing you will to ask participants what was the peak and the pit of the session. Go around the group and ask everyone to say what they thought the best part of the session was and what the worst part of it was. Record this information in the Group Process Notes.
Fotonovela/Comic Strip handout
- Module One: What’s Up?
- Module Two: Who Has the Power?
- Module Three: Healthy Relationships
- Module Four: Dynamics of Teen Dating Violence and How to Help a Friend
- Module Five: Being an Ally
- Module Six: Boundaries
- Module Seven: How We Feel, How We Deal
- Module Eight The Man Box
- Module Nine: Creating a Community Tool
- Module Ten: What can you Do?
- Mentor’s Toolbox