Switch Off Prejudice examines the dangers of prejudice both from a historical perspective, and in the modern world, encouraging young people to question and challenge discrimination in all its forms.
The aims of this programme are to:
- Increase knowledge of the harmful effects of prejudice and discrimination
- Develop non-judgemental attitudes, respect and empathy for others
- Improve critical thinking skills about propaganda and online content
- Increase knowledge, confidence and skills to speak up against prejudice, discrimination, hate and intolerance
- Provide young people with the opportunity to make their voices heard on issues that affect them and matter to them
- Improve confidence, giving young people knowledge and narrative to stand up for themselves and others.
Young people will gain:
- An understanding of prejudice and discrimination
- Increased confidence
- Experience in planning and running a community event
- A deeper understanding of their chosen workshop topic
- A chance to develop collaborative skills
- Available from September 2020 for schools in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering and Barking & Dagenham.
- For young people aged 10 –15 years
- Up to 30 young people per class or group
- Delivered via video-link or in person with appropriate social distancing
- Workshops available: anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, extremism, hate crime
- Delivered alongside ‘My Story’
- Available in 1 hour or 2 hour versions
- Additional follow-on workshops for up to 8 young people to create a campaign based on an issue of prejudice and discrimination of their choosing. Including an opportunity to design and run a community event with other students from the borough
- No cost to state schools
This programme is funded by the Mayor of London’s Shared Endeavour Fund.