Module 7: Expressions of Power

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Goals:

Learn about four expressions of power

Discuss power-over vs. power with

Explore the connection between power-within and power-to

In this Video:

Video clip of Racquel Willis’ 2020 speech. 

Explanation and examples of expressions of power

Power-over

Power-with 

Power to (self-empowerment)

Power-within (self-acceptance)

Discussion questions

During the meeting 

  1. Watch the video and discuss four expressions of power.
    1. Power-over
    2. Power-with 
    3. Power to (self empowerment)
    4. Power-within (self-acceptance)

 

2. Ask the group one or more of the following questions:

Describe a moment in your life when you have felt power within (aka self-acceptance)? 

Describe a moment in your life you felt power to (aka empowered to act)? 

How do we impact one another’s power to/power within?  

How can romantic relationships become vehicles for power over also?

What are other examples where a person holds power over another?

Follow up: How does this person maintain that power?

 

3. Ask club members to take out their phones and fill out our survey about the module. tinyurl.com/SQUINCH

 

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