Ask people to think/connect for a moment with why they are here - have some silence. The only way we will be effective now is creating a culture and community of civil resistance in 2022.
Open sentences in buddies or pairs, spread out across the room.
Tip: If you want to mix people up, ask everyone to stand up and find a different chair.
Give active listening instructions: Give the whole of your attention to the person Do not interrupt them. Allow the silences - this is often when the truth can emerge. Don’t be thinking about what you are going to say whilst another is talking. If you go second try not to answer the other person, speak for yourself.