Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacyhttp://jwa.org/LivingtheLegacy
From Suffering to Action, From the Individual to the Collective
- Articulating the circumstances of one’s own suffering is a first step in taking power to change those circumstances.
- Creating change is a social process done in community with others.
- There are many different models for creating social change (e.g, collective action, legislation).
- What are various ways in which people respond to suffering and inequality?
- When does suffering/injustice become a catalyst for change?
- Why were Jewish women in particular involved in organizing the garment industry?
- What was the role of young women in organizing the garment industry?
- Copies for each student of the “Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question” chart
- Copies for each student or a projected display of the photos in the Photographic Impressions document study
- 8 ½ x 11” signs that read AGREE and DISAGREE
- Rope that stretches from one end of the room to the other and the list of “Walk the Line” statements
- document studies on working conditions, hours and pay, and organizing for three groups OR enough multiples of sets to have approximately three to six students in each group