Curriculum

In this activity, participants explore the behaviors of internalized oppression. Participants think of a marginalized group to which they belong and then look over cards that have some typical behaviors of internalized oppression. After considering these and sharing them with the group, a discussion follows.

 

This activity has participants look at wages across both country borders and within nearby communities as a way to see the buying power of an hour of work. It involves not only discussion but group research and visits to local shopping venues.

 

Using a worksheet and group work, this activity is an engaging way to have participants learn about personal and group leadership and communication styles. It borrows its framework from the Lakota Indian tribe.

This group discussion activity explores the idea of xenophobia and exclusion in the United States. It begins with participants talking about exclusion at the local level and then broadens to look at the impact of xenophobia on the US and its residents.

In this workshop, we'll share examples, struggles, and strategies that Creative Interventions (CI) used in developing a model for addressing interpersonal violence without relying on state-based or social service approaches.  Drawing from CI's Community-Based Interventions pilot project, we'll explore the context of community accountability from which CI...

This opening activity has participants walk around with a handout, trying to find others who share some similarities and who are different than they. This is then followed by a debrief of the 14 questions to help understand the issues addressed.

How does a village get down?  What's the difference between including LGTBQ, immigrants and people with disabilities and dreaming with, building with, and moving with each other?  In this workshop, we'll explore the dynamics of practicing productive and thoughtful solidarity across identities, experiences, and movements.  We'll create concrete...

This activity, involving writing, discussion, and artwork, is a tool for participants to reflect on their prejudices and to consider how prejudice is passed from one person to another. Participants create an "ad campaign" to promote their prejudice of choice and then examine how powerful such campaigns are.

This active activity has participants think about gender through the use of a variation of Bingo. Participants walk around to talk to others and then discuss the importance of gender in identity formation.

 

This activity asks participant to identify problems facing youth and then has them discuss which of their answers may actually represent internalized oppression, or in this case, internalized adultism. Participants are then asked to rewrite these and explore the roots of internalized oppression.