Herramientas

El desafío de encarar un ataque

¿Su grupo está trabado a la defensiva o en la autocrítica? Esta herramienta puede ayudarlos a  relajarse dándoles la oportunidad de practicar cómo manejar un ataque  --haciendo visible el proceso invisible del prejuicio y ofreciendo la posibilidad de trabajarlo abiertamente. Esta herramienta desliga al grupo de los modelos que dificultan aprender  sobre tolerancia y brinda nuevas pautas de comportamiento para lograrlo.

Objectivos

Corriente Dominante/Margen

 NOTA: Debido a lo extenso de este ejercicio y a que, a menudo,  hace entrar al grupo en una zona de gran resistencia, recomendamos que los talleristas no lo realicen sin haber hecho el ejercicio previamente como participantes, preferiblemente con un/a tallerista de TPJ. El ejercicio fue designado para ampliar los límites y es especialmente útil para aquellas personas a las que el racismo y otros –ismos-, les es más ajeno, pero puede ponerse en nuestra contra.Objetivos

De un paso conmigo

Objetivos

  • Explorer las diferencias y la diversidad en un grupo;
  • Desafiar al grupo a entender como esas diferencias influencian en las dinámicas de un equipo.

Tiempo

  • 5 minutos

Cómo se hace

Cinta en la Frente

Preparación

Entrevistas de Diversidad

How to assist a marginalized individual or subgroup in your workshop to become integrated into the group, and also how to assist the mainstream in your workshop to learn more deeply about difference. This one is best done if you first of all experience it as a participant in a TFC workshop or with another qualified trainer.

Piedras de Apoyo

This tool is built to provide a group challenge and support in building team work. Scenario: Two people's movements in Mexico are growing rapidly in adjoining regions separated by a shallow river. The movements need to learn from each other how to deal with the repression from the armed forces. They agree to exchange teams of experienced people for a month so this mutual education can take place. Actually making the exchange, however, is highly dangerous because it means crossing the narrow river which has turned poisonous from polluting factories upstream. And the crossing must be made in the minutes between navy patrols which go down the river regularly. Can your entire team cross the river safely before the patrol comes?

CÍRCULOS DE CIERRE

Looking for fresh ideas for your closing circles? Here are some of our favorites that we have used with different groups! E-mail us with new closing circle favorites.

Como manejar los Roleplay

A roleplay is an improvised dramatic enactment of a problem situation in order to find new and creative ways to respond. This may be done in preparation for an anticipated situation or for evaluating a past one.

Dinámicas / Juegos

What's a workshop without some games? Well.... anyways, here are some of our favorites gathered from training around the world.(also known as ice breakers, light and livelies)

La Mezcla

La Mezcla

Una actividad experiencial flexible

La Pecera: "La Peor Reunión..."

Groups can love sharing stories of their worst meetings! Here participants get to act out the worst meeting ever, and then what a good meeting looks like. It's light and playful, and a great way to get into a discussion about how to make group meetings work well.

Líneas Paralelas

A quick tool for skill-building and practice, where everyone is involved. It's an elegant role-play format, one of our favorites, known as parallel lines (sometimes referred to as "hassle lines").

Barómetro de la Voz

A political group we work with has a slogan, "Speak up before your silence is misunderstood." This tool gives participants a chance to practice confidence-building skills, especially concerning voice. It is easy to lead and we've had great success every time we lead it. A great tool to counter voicelessness!

Estructuras para el Cambio Social

Tener una Estructura nos puede ayudar a pensar “qué viene ahora” y a poner en contexto nuestro trabajo diario. Estas tres Estructuras nos ayudarán a comprender como cambian las campañas y los movimientos en el tiempo.

Un triángulo al revés

By themselves, rulers cannot collect taxes, enforce repressive laws and regulations, keep trains running on time, prepare national budgets, direct traffic, manage ports, print money, repair roads, keep markets supplied with food, make steel, build rockets, train the police and army, issue postage stamps or even milk a cow. People provide these services to the ruler though a variety of organizations and institutions. If people would stop providing these skills, the ruler could not rule. - Gene Sharp, The Politics of Nonviolent ActionPor sí solos, los gobernantes no pueden recolectar impuestos, aplicar leyes y regulaciones represivas, mantener trenes funcionando a tiempo, preparar presupuestos nacionales, dirigir el tránsito, manejar puertos, imprimir dinero, reparar carreteras, mantener mercados suplidos de alimentos, producir hierro, construir cohetes, entrenar a la policía y el ejército, expedir estampillas postales o siquiera ordeñar una vaca. La gente le provee estos servicios al gobernante a través de una variedad de organizaciones e instituciones. Si la gente dejara de proveer estos talentos, el gobernante no podría gobernar.

- Gene Sharp • The Politics of Nonviolent Action

Galería Visual

"Without a vision the people perish" | This tool has worked in every culture where we've tried it so far, for increasing unity in a group, opening its creativity, and assisting protest groups to say what they're for as well as what they're against.