Let’s jump in!
5mins (Jon)  Theater of the Oppressed activity, end in pairs.
                                      -expert
                                      -quicksand
                                       -alligators

10 mins (Julia) In pairs  “why did you come today? why is important to equalize participation”?
 (Julia) popcorn report back

10 mins (Jon)
Guidelines (100% Responsibility / Move Up Move Back / Try on / Ok to Disagree, not to shame blame and attack) , Agenda overview, our approach

10 mins (Julia)
2 part Guided meditation - think on a time recently when your participation was stymied. THEN think on a time when you felt your fullest participant
[what is participation? different forms? what does equal participation look like, sound like, feel like? what are the themes/categories of things that we as facilitators, planners might want to think about?]

10 mins - go around (Jon scribes)

What are the themes of barriers/influences on participation

1    Structure and Process - activities, having an agenda, facilitation
2    Loud Voices
3    Soft Voices
4    Power Dynamics - cultural norms, assumed roles
5    [...There might have been one more that the group identified but I can’t remember]

*Facilitator Note: We were surprised that this didn’t come out of the brainstorm: Learning Styles - Visual, Auditory, Reading, Kinesthetic, Deductive (learn then practice), Inductive (explore and then reflect)

10 mins (Jon)
Small breakout groups to brainstorm tools and solutions.
10 mins (Jon) Report back.

Practice Time! Workshop a meeting you have or want to have with a team where participation may not be equal.