Principle 3: When You Lift From the Bottom, Everybody Rises

Adult Version: Instead of “trickle-down,” we start with the bottom up.

Biblical 

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor."

Luke 4:14-20

Isaiah 61

 

(Older Kids) How to Read the Bible: The Prophets, Bible Project

Questions

I wonder if you know any prophets (people who listen and speak for God)?

I wonder how you could be a prophet?

I wonder how your family can be "prophetic" together?

Image by Mick Haupt

Learning Tools

"We know that when you lift from the bottom, everybody rises. There are concrete solutions to this immediate crisis and the longer term illnesses we have been battling for months, years and decades before. We will continue to organize and build power until you meet these demands. Many millions of us have been hurting for far too long. We will not be silent anymore." -Theoharis and Barber

(All Ages - Inspiration)

The Skate Kid on Black Lives Matter Plaza 

 

Justseeds "operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods." Use the images to engage visually. Create and share your own. 

(Older Kids) Seeing Color - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Joanna and Chip Gaines)

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Facts/Actions

"Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

(Older Kids) Video: ‘When we lift from the bottom, everybody rises’

(All Ages) Flash Cards with Basic Definitions, Grassroots Organizing/Community Organizing