An emotionally intense activity that role-plays the frustration of the unheard & oppressed, and the reactions of the oppressors. Two concentric circles face each other; the outside plays the oppressed, the inside plays the oppressors. Each has a line to say. Then the two circles switch roles.
This activity gives participants the opportunity to act out conflicts and to explore how these can be resolved through role-playing. It's also very energetic and interactive in that many participants have the opportunity to participate.
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