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Born equal?
Created by Participants of The New Age Conflict Transfrmation training
Time Required 90 minutes (can be divided in two 45 minutes sessions - first one for covering discrimination, second one for introducing social inclusion)
Space and Group Requirements

Online platform (preferably a webinar platform or a relevant social network) that can merge different internet sources. Group should be online at the same time, by a previously scheduled timeframe. Real life classroom and/or meet up physical space with a projector and a solid internet connection would be an advantage to the workshop.

Objectives

– Raising awareness on social inequalities of people with fewer opportunities amongst high school population.
– Making high school population more sensitive about discrimination, (un)equal chances and social inclusion by using different online tools and tasks: videos, quizzes, games, discussions…
– Inviting youngsters to get involved in a peer support/awareness campaign to youth groups/individuals at risk of social inclusion.

Method Description

– Introductory note of the facilitator with a short description of the theme and session outline with an invitation for participants to leave comments/questions below or through an imbedded chat window;
– Playing a short video that shows examples of obstacles and/or social stigma that people of different backgrounds might be facing with;
– Inviting participants to explain what did they see by commenting bellow the video and to summarize their understanding of discrimination and/or social inequalities through an online brainstorming tool and summing up the discussion afterwards;
– Asking the participants to share (if they want) about any case of discrimination they have witnessed/experienced and how did they feel or react about it. (Additionally, participants can also be asked to share if they know of any good example when it comes to social inclusion);
– Uploading some photos that are showing obvious examples of discrimination or social inclusion to a meme generator and giving participants a task to make solution oriented memes out of them;
– Choosing the best memes by making a voting pool;
– Reflecting on the session(s) by asking questions in a quiz form;
– Introducing participants to some next possible dissemination steps and thanking them for joining the session(s).

Materials and Training aids required

If the session(s) would be done in a physical classroom/meeting place, it/they would require a video projector, speakers and a solid Wi-Fi connection, and also a computer, a tablet, or a smart phone for every participant. If the session(s) is/are done completely online, it would require a flexible structure and adjusting to participants’ time.

Additional Comments

Session could be easily divided in two smaller sessions, as already mentioned, or even adjusted to not be conducted simultaneously (with all of the participants involved online at the same time) so everybody can follow and fulfill tasks at their own pace. It can be a part of any bigger educational and/or campaigning cycle that tackles those topics.

*Method is based on a responses to conflict.