Online, Monday 27 July 2020, 6.30-8pm
- Share Tom’s story demo based on bystander images
- Start a conversation about oppression, resistance and justice.
- Continue building the ethos of co-collaboration
- Define our terms; justice, oppression, resistance and prejudice
Open up a document on your computer or grab a notebook, whichever you prefer.
I’m going to ask you some questions and give you two minutes to silently write a response to each question. There’ll be a break in between. At the end, I’d like you to save that document or keep those notes in a safe place – they’ll form the basis of a task for later.
We’re going to ask people to engage with experiences of oppression and/or prejudice. If it feels uncomfortable or difficult, please do stop writing and take a break. We’re going to start off with some negatives, and hope to move towards the positives.
- Can you write about a time when you’ve felt on the receiving end of prejudice or oppression? (2 minutes)
- Can you write about a time when you’ve behaved in a prejudiced way towards someone else, or a time when you’ve oppressed someone else? (2 minutes)
- Can you tell us about a time when you’ve taken action to resist prejudice or oppression? (2 minutes)
- During your own lifetime, what positive changes have you seen in relation to prejudice or oppression? (2 minutes)
- When you think about prejudice and oppression, what are your hopes for the future? (2 minutes)
Task 5: What do you see?
From the point of view of:
- Looking at the photo as you?
- The young woman?
- The EDL guy?
- The cop?
- The man in the high-vis jacket?
Think about the approaches you’ve taken during the observer/protagonist/antagonist exercise – the sense of place, the experiences of all the people involved.
Freestyle it! Write a monologue (or a set of monologues), do a piece of description, make a poem – it’s totally up to you.