Workshops

Where do you stand? Examining Social Inequality

In order to address poverty, it is vital to first understand the underlying factors which create inequality in the first place.  Through this interactive activity, students will build empathy and understanding by walking through daily situations in someone else’s shoes.  As a follow-up, participants will brainstorm ways to build solidarity with others in order to begin to address the issues participants faced.

Creating a Just World:  Examining Charity and Social Justice

In this interactive workshop, youth will discover the difference between a charitable and a social justice approach to development, exploring these ideas through analysing and re-designing an action project recently promoted in a local community paper.

Additional resource:  Explore the issue deeper through this Oppression and Privilege Framework

#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou: Examining the Power of Media

Why did this hashtag bombard Twittersphere last year? What message are twitter activists trying to counter?  In this workshop, participants will begin to identify and analyse harmful stereotypes of people in developing countries often portrayed in media, and learn how to take steps to avoid similar mistakes when developing messages for their own campaigns.

Additional resource:  Ethical Images in French and English

Where will we be in 2030? Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, world leaders gathered in New York City for the formal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), replacing the expired Millennium Development Goals.  These goals are truly ambitious.  With 17 goals and 169 targets, the SDGs represent and unprecedented commitment by countries to end povery, combat climate change, and fight injustice and inequality.  In this workshop, participants will learn about these goals and discover their role in tackling the issues locally and globally, by 2030!.

Additional resource: Check out our SDG resources page!

 

Tackling Community Issues: The Basics of Project Design

Learn how to plan a project in order to tackle the root causes of an issue!  In this facilitated workshop, ACGC will lead your class through a common method used by organizations when beginning to design a project to tackle an issue in their own community.  Contact projects@acgc.ca to arrange facilitation of this workshop in your class or community group!