The Group

Small group of Governors State University faculty

Used the poem "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (available here) and an image entitled "Fortress of Solitude"


The personal experiences of loneliness and solitude imposed by others.


There were only two people.

Opening Activity

Everyone introduced themselves and used one adjective to describe them as well

Discussion Questions

Name a word that describes the image.

Closing Activity

Which piece do you relate to more personally?

Final Thoughts

I found out through this civic reflection piece that it is actually more difficult to have these type of discussions with a small group of people than it is to have a large group setting. Sometimes it is difficult to get people to attend voluntary facilitations.

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