My Foreign Friend
Materials: Flipchart paper, markers, felt-tip pens
Determine categories beforehand and write them out as titles on flipchart papers/wall newspapers. Examples of categories: my friend from another region, my foreign friend, my friend of a different race, my friend of a different sexual orientation. The participants are tasked with going up to the flipchart papers and writing down the names of their friends under the relevant category. Then invite people to come up and read what was written on the flipchart papers.
Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise:
What was it like doing this exercise?
How did you feel putting your friends into categories?
How did it feel to see your name on the flipchart paper?
What does this remind you of?