Curriculum

How does a village get down?  What's the difference between including LGTBQ, immigrants and people with disabilities and dreaming with, building with, and moving with each other?  In this workshop, we'll explore the dynamics of practicing productive and thoughtful solidarity across identities, experiences, and movements.  We'll create concrete...

This activity, involving writing, discussion, and artwork, is a tool for participants to reflect on their prejudices and to consider how prejudice is passed from one person to another. Participants create an "ad campaign" to promote their prejudice of choice and then examine how powerful such campaigns are.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

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This is a powerful activity that invites participants to yell gender stereotypes at participants in other gender groups. The twist is that females are yelling the stereotypes used against them at males instead of the other way around.

Using a worksheet and group work, this activity is an engaging way to have participants learn about personal and group leadership and communication styles. It borrows its framework from the Lakota Indian tribe.

This activity asks participants to write down examples of prejudice and then drop them into a bag to make them anonymous. The group then enters the discussion phase to explore the causes of prejudice and ways to overcome prejudice.

 

This writing activity encourages participants to think deeply about their class background and to write a class autobiography. Some of the autobiographies are then shared with the entire group, generating discussion about class.

 

This opening activity asks participants to share stereotypes that they've learned about others, and then explore from where these stereotypes come. This is followed by a discussion that introduces the impact of stereotypes on people.

This curricula was created by The Source, the online sortable database of diversity, anti-oppression, and...

This activity uses large printed labels to have participants consider which groups hold power over which other groups in US society. This activity helps distinguish the difference between societal and interpersonal power, and looks at the "isms" that hold divisions of power in place.

 

In this workshop, we'll share examples, struggles, and strategies that Creative Interventions (CI) used in developing a model for addressing interpersonal violence without relying on state-based or social service approaches.  Drawing from CI's Community-Based Interventions pilot project, we'll explore the context of community accountability from which CI...