Three Events that Affected My Engagement
A timeline is drawn on the board or flipchart representing three periods: before the war; during the war; after the war. For each of the three periods, each participant writes an event on a post-it that affected his/her current engagement with peacebuilding. Then, one by one, each participant walks up and attaches his/her post-its to the timeline, briefly explaining what they have written. Materials: Flipchart paper, markers/pens
This exercise is suitable for groups where at least some of the participants have experience in peace/social activism. It can be used for introductions, but also for workshops on Peacebuilding and Peace Activism and Nonviolent Action when you need to focus on self-awareness and discussion of what led us to peace work.