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HOPE

RIVERS OF

Using the arts to build communities and classrooms where everyone belongs

HOPE

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We believe that empathy and compassion 

can overcome prejudice and hate.

We harness the power of the arts to help young people and adults to reflect upon what it means to be cast aside, excluded, and seen as "Other". We unpack issues of prejudice and hate, including anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeniety, Islamophobia, anti-Asian racism, and antisemitism. We also support and mentor young people in using the arts to envision neighbourhoods, communities, and classrooms where everyone belongs.

Our workshops provide a space for young people to reflect on what it means to belong.

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In our workshops, we challenge young people to use the arts to envision communities and classrooms where everyone belongs.

 

In addition, our theatre activities help young people practice bystander intervention and become more confident in safely offering support to their peers if they are ever being targeted for racism, prejudice, or hate. 

Our toolkits share resources on how to respond to prejudice and hate with hope.

The Rivers of Hope Toolkit shares practical information and resources for responding to incidents of hate. With a focus on Islamopobia, it includes bystander intervention tips and options for reporting.