WHAT WE GOT UP TO BEFORE LOCKDOWN
Collage Arts went to Harris Academy, Tottenham to deliver workshops against hate crime as part of the European HIT project. At Harris Academy, 110 students participated in activities exploring hate crime, bullying, human rights, agency, responsibility and reconciliation through drama.
The sessions focused on taking the young people on a journey from their own unique experiences of hate crime (whether victim or perpetrator). They explored bullying in all its forms and discussed human rights and, how they have power to intervene and to change outcomes, and developed a greater understanding of how they can promote positive methods and language to interrupt hate, support the victim, and dis-empower the perpetrator.
Through the same programme, Collage Arts also delivered a workshop at WAC Arts College, Camden to 35 youth workers and trainers as part of their CPD. The purpose of the session was to introduce these creative educators to HIT’s aims. They discussed best practice around these in their own settings in order to develop further workshop materials and themes that could be delivered to the young people they work with.
“The broadening of what hate speech is and can be...
made me come to terms with my own mindset and how I can personally be a victim to hateful comments, and now I feel I can deal with situations more appropriately.” Youth worker