Our Counter Narratives project aims to open dialogue through working with community leaders and educators; to increase community resilience and ability to safely explore difficult issues relating to extreme views through dialogue and enquiry. The project will challenge negative stereotyping of particular communities, and provide the tools with which to challenge negative views that cause rifts in our communities.
The project will take place in three stages:
Stage One: Free training for community workers, teachers, educators and trainee teachers, leading to community workshop delivery with support from our mentors.
Stage Two: The development of a toolkit for use with communities and young people.
Stage Three: A series of innovation labs will bring together activists, community workers, academics, creatives and social media specialists to discuss and explore ways of presenting alternative narratives, supported by 'community philosophy' techniques.
WE RECENTLY DELIVERED OUR STAGE ONE WORKSHOPS TO A RANGE OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS WHO WILL CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH STAGES TWO AND THREE. If you would like to find out more about the project, get involved, or partner on one of our innovation labs please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org