FREE Resistance Workshops for Schools January- March 2014

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FREE Workshop for Students + Resource Pack for Teachers

[Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January]

Scheduling workshops January-March 2014.

Free workshop: Young People, Discrimination, and positive change!

SalaamShalom is offering for FREE a unique 2 hour workshop for secondary schools and colleges across the city which get young people to take a stand against discrimination, intolerance and bullying.

Looking at discrimination in both a historical and contemporary context, through the study of the holocaust and discrimination today; this workshop will:

  • Support young people to stand up against discrimination and be ‘Resistors’
  • Understand the impact of history on how we interact today
  • Equip young people with the confidence to be change makers
  • Support teachers to continue the work through free resource packs

This project is funded by Bristol City Council.

Do we need an Islamic State? By Usama Hasan

Do we need an Islamic state? Talk by Usama Hasan Friday 6th December 6pm Bristol Multi-faith Chaplaincy

Islamic State

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Creative Dialogue: Residential

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Click here to listen to a selection of performances and poetry written by young people, recorded at Ammerdown in March 2013

Salaam Shalom and Ammerdown’s creative dialogue residential took a group of young people out of the city, into rural Somerset for four days in March 2013. Young people were provided with the opportunity to participate in a creative programme of activities, that encouraged and provided safe spaces for open and honest dialogue amongst young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds.

Salaam Shalom’s approach to intercultural and interfaith dialogue, particularly its work with young people, has always been holistic and creative. The emphasis is to explore individual identity and how faith, culture and community influences and challenges their understanding of others. Young people were encouraged to have dialogue around a range of topics that informed a broader understanding of identity.

Click here to read the responses of three young people to their experiences.

 ‘The feedback was extraordinary. The four days clearly touched everyone in a profound way. They agreed they were leaving as ‘better people’, who had benefited from feeling listened to, but also from learning themselves how to listen ‘truly’ to others and respect different opinions and perspectives… such experiences are rare in our world today: how often do we have the time and opportunity of genuinely, unhurriedly, engaging with people whom we do not usually mix with? Of listening ‘deeply’ to what they wish to tell us, and of being listened ‘deeply’ in return? Of being gifted the chance of seeing the world through different eyes? Of becoming better people through the gentle touch of others?’

Bénédicte Scholefield, Director of The Ammerdown Centre

‘When we were thinking about setting up what became Salaam Shalom in 2006, we said that one significant focus of activities had to be young people, amongst other intercultural aims learning media skills in order to express themselves in new and artistically creative ways.  It’s great that much of our current work programme achieves precisely that.’

Martin Vegoda, Director & Trustee Salaam Shalom

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Through dialogue & education sessions, broadcast media & the creative arts, Salaam Shalom aims to assist young people & people of all ages to develop awareness of their own culture & identity, alongside understanding the culture & identity of others; doing so primarily between Muslim & Jewish communities, but also between them & communities that they are a part of.

We aim to further understanding between communities so that we can help counter & prevent the development of prejudice & intolerance, which can lead to discrimination & hate-crime.

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