Curriculum

This activity looks at statistics about women and African-Americans and specifically at severe inequalities between these groups and those holding more power. It asks participants to discuss and explain as a group why there are such inequalities in this country.

This discussion-based activity allows participants to define what homophobia is, as well as discuss their personal experiences on how they came to understand it. It uses a handout with definitions to then lead into a deeper understanding of where homophobia comes from and how we can combat it.

This is a role play activity about a young woman coming out to her family. In addition to showing how difficult this situation might be, it also exposes different kinds of homophobia, and how a family might react in such a tense situation.

This activity has participants consider elements of an ideal environmentally-just community, and then has them draw such a community in small groups. Groups then present their communities to one another followed by a short discussion.

This activity involves participants acting out skits based on past social movements. The skits lead into a discussion about past social movements and the connections between these and the problems of today.

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 group-based activity has participants look at gender identity within gender groups, and then present their experiences to other groups. It's intended for groups that have a high degree of comfort with one another and some gender awareness.

This activity uses case studies to have participants think about ways that hatred might arise at a school and to devise strategies for addressing these, and developing a more-inclusive school climate.

"Conocimientos" or "getting to know each other" in Spanish is an effective icebreaker/opener. Using a list of questions, participants create posters that are shared with the group, soliciting responses and reflections.

This discussion-based activity explores what it means to be an ally and asks participants to take the "Ally Pledge". It also considers the dangers involved and invites participants to take action in a way that is appropriate for them.