Spring Social Action Camp
Project Respect offered its fourth Youth Social Action Camp from April 26 to 28 at Camp Thunderbird, on T’Souke Territories. We invited youth from all identities, backgrounds, and experiences to explore how and why sexualized violence happens, and identify social justice issues that are relevant to them. Youth were supported in creating youth-led and centered social action projects to address the issues relevant to their experiences. Youth who attended camp are continuing to work on social action initiatives, with the support of Project Respect.
Safer Spaces Project
Youth-led Workshops for Teachers and Youth Service Providers
A few years ago, the Rhizome team developed and facilitated workshops for educators, school administration and youth service providers! These workshops use discussion, role plays, multimedia resources and other exercises to create a space for adults who work with youth to learn how to challenge gender stereotypes, and to develop the knowledge and language to be active bystanders and create safe and inclusive environments. Over the last few years we’ve been tweaking the curriculum, training more youth to facilitate the workshops, and have been doing many more of these workshops, including with educational assistants and teachers throughout the three local school districts!
Be in touch if you’d like to have us do a workshop for your group!