“Dreaming is not only a necessary political act, but also a connotation of men’s and women’s socio-historical form of being. There is no change without dreams, just as there are no dreams without hope. Belief is what generates hope; hope generates possibilities; possibilities generate options; and options generate dreams.”
High Operational Practices are rooted in belief and belonging. The hope of dreams possible and being able to realize one’s dreams.
We will begin with a community building exercise of Commonalities. This can be best done in a circle, but can be modified to work in any arrangement. The ‘commonality’ today will be strengths — something I have a strength with. The teacher will model first, sharing a personal strength and start crossing the circle. Anyone else with a similar strength will also cross the circle to a new spot on the circle. The teacher will pick a student who will share a personal strength of theirs — crossing the circle along with those who have a similar strength. They will pick a new person who continues with the same pattern.