On December 15th, the Mosaic group had our first Virtual Family Night. It was a night where SLS families from different backgrounds could come together, learn from one another, and interact with each other through listening, games and activities. While it was different from most events we’ve hosted in the past, being virtual definitely did not rain on our parade!
We kicked off the night by listening to music from around the world as families were joining Zoom. We then engaged in a fun activity called Pass the Mic. It was an exciting twist on a meet and greet exercise, where each family had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share a piece of information on their family lineage with the rest of the group. After finishing our introductions, we then had four families, also a part of the Mosaic community, share with us information about their holiday traditions, such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Gurpurab. Through this exercise, the Mosaic group was able to learn about the different holiday traditions and celebrations that are observed by their peers. As the night continued, everyone on the call was placed in breakout rooms. In each room, the groups voluntarily shared in listening circles, where they shared stories about their individual family’s celebrations and traditions. Finally, no game night is complete without a little friendly competition. It was time to put everyone’s knowledge to the test, and we put together a game of Kahoot! based on different cultural holidays and traditions, some of which were discussed throughout the night.
All in all, the Mosaic family night brought each family closer together, as it not only recognized cultural differences, but also highlighted similarities in family traditions and values. We look forward to having more interactive nights like these in the future, both in person and virtually!
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