Monthly Drop-in Sessions
How does your faith motivate you to make the world a better place?
In K4PB’s monthly Community Workshops, you’ll get to answer that question! Join our workshops to learn about different faith traditions and deepen your own religious identity through dialogue with other young people. Workshop topics will focus on deepening our knowledge of different faith traditions, and on giving us the language and tools we need to create the inclusive world we want to see. You’ll also have a chance to visit houses of worship around the Greater Boston Area, observing prayers and meeting religious leaders. K4PB workshops will help build your skills to create a world where everyone is truly included and valued, and you will have a lot of fun meeting new people and forming friendships to last a lifetime in the process!
All are welcome to join K4PB Community Workshops—whether you are a seasoned member of our community, this is your first program with us, or you are a youth leader seeking to bring your youth group to join us!
With our Community Workshops, you don’t have to commit to a yearlong program—you can sign up month-by-month or for the entire year, according to your own schedule!
Community Workshops will take place in Dorchester from 2-5pm except where noted otherwise. Open to anyone in 7th-12 grade.
Community Workshop Dates & Topics:
September 12, 2021: Welcome Back Workshop- Moving Our Community Forward
November 7, 2021: Indigenous Religions of the Americas
January 16, 2022: Kids4Peace Boston’s Annual Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
March 18, 2022: Jewish Ritual Observation
May 15, 2022 Kids4Peace Boston Annual Family Dinner, with Muslim Ritual Observation
October 24, 2021: Harvest Festival: Our Religious Connections to Land, Food, and Place
December 5, 2021: Christian Ritual Observation
February 13, 2022: Whose Religion is it Anyway? African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Diasporic Religious Traditions
April 19 & 20: Dialogue & Facilitation Training
Sign Up: Upcoming Community Workshops
You can sign up for workshops individually at the drop-in rate, or you can sign up for all workshops in the 2021-2022 School Year at a discounted rate. To sign up for an individual workshop, use the “Register Today” button in the description of the workshop below. If instead you’d like to sign up for all of the workshops in the 2021-2022 School Year, you can use the “Register for ALL Community Workshops” button below.
Welcome Back Workshop: Moving Our Community Forward
Sunday, Sept. 12
Dorchester, MA. Exact location details will be shared with those who register.
Please see our COVID-19 policies here
What a year it’s been since we had our school-year program in-person! We’re so excited to be back—whether you’ve been in K4PB for years or this is your first time joining the community, we can’t wait to see you on September 12th! In this workshop, we’re going to be all about community building and exploring how to move our interfaith community forward. That means having fun, talking about how things have been this year, and thinking about how we want to keep building our community this year and beyond!
What to expect at our first Community Workshop:
Previous Community Workshops
What We Honor in Public Spaces: When Art, History, and Social Justice Collide
Wednesday April 7
Wednesday April 7
Lately there’s been a lot of attention on Confederate statues in the South: are they part of the fabric of our country that need to stay where they are so that history isn’t erased, or are painful and daily reminders of historical and current racism that need to be taken down so that we don’t honor people and ideas that cause harm? We don’t hear as much debate closer to home around what we people and ideas we highlight and honor in our public spaces. But did you know that controversial names and images can be found all over the Boston area, too, like the famous Faneuil Hall, named after a slave trader?
Come to this month’s K4PB@Home meeting as we talk about and use art to explore questions like:
Discovering Me, Discovering Us: Creating Change Together
Join us in February as we revisit our identities and welcome new K4PB participants! It’s a word we use a lot, but what is identity anyway? Is it how I look at myself or how my friends, family, or even strangers look at me? We all hold many different identities, all at once—our faith, race, gender, family ties, and more—and these all combine to help us understand who we are and how we interact in the world.
In our next K4PB@Home session, which will be in February, we will explore the different ways that identity affects us and why it’s important to think about identity when we try to make our world better. We will tackle fun topics like intersectionality and social justice, and think about how we can create change using the new things we learn about identity. We will also be inviting new youth who are interested in exploring K4PB and possibly joining our community, so we hope that you will help us welcome them! If you participated in this session when we ran it in November, we’d love for you to still come to this session—talk to us about how you can take on a leadership role!
What to Expect
Discovering Me, Discovering Us: Religious Identities in Communities
Want to learn about other peoples’ religious identities, and share your own? Interested in exploring the objects, practices, and wisdom of the different faith traditions represented in our K4PB community? Do you want time to hang out and have fun? Then we hope you’ll join us for our December interfaith celebration!
What to Expect
Intersectionality and Identity
It’s a word we use a lot, but what is identity anyway? Is it how I look at myself or how my friends, family, or even strangers look at me? We all hold many different identities, all at once—our faith, race, gender, family ties, and more— and these all combine together to help us understand who we are and how we interact in the world. In November’s K4PB@Home session, we will explore the different ways that identity affects us and why it’s important to think about identity when we try to make our world better. We will tackle topics like intersectionality and social justice, and think about how we can create change using the new things we learn about identity. You don’t want to miss this!
What to Expect
Is voter suppression a thing of the past or a persistent and present problem? How do we ensure all voices are heard in elections? How do our faith identities call us to participate in democracy, and ensure all voices are heard? In this K4PB@Home program we’ll start to answer these questions and more.
Let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions! We ALWAYS want to hear from you!