Counter Narratives opened dialogue through working with community leaders and educators; increasing community resilience and ability to safely explore difficult issues relating to extreme views through dialogue and enquiry. The project challenged negative stereotyping of particular communities, and provided tools with which to challenge negative views that cause rifts in our communities.
The project took 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. (Spring/Autumn 2017)
Stage Two: The development of a toolkit for use with communities and young people. The toolkit can be viewed and downloaded here (Autumn 2017/Spring 2018)
Stage Three: A series of innovation labs brought together activists, community workers, academics, creatives and social media specialists to discuss and explore ways of presenting alternative narratives, supported by 'community philosophy' techniques. Labs were hosted in partnership with: FACT / Liverpool Hope University / University of Liverpool / Unity Theatre (Winter 2017/Spring 2018)
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