Allow approximately an hour to an hour and a half of discussion; the discussion may stay on one topic or it may go in different directions and have different focuses, depending on the participants’ experiences and concerns. BE FLEXIBLE about timeframe and topics.
If using the whole time for discussion, start with a question like:
- Our topic is Cruelty & Violence, why did you come tonight?
- What’s on your minds about cruelty & violence?
- Why did you come to this discussion?
- What’s an act of cruelty or violence you’ve seen recently or from the past that’s stands out in your mind?