Our anti-racist student sessions encompass
- Understanding racism (and other forms of discrimination through a historical lens)
- Racial literacy
- Recognising bias and microaggressions
- Moving from a bystander to an upstander
Delivered over 3 1.5 hours sessions or in a single half-day sitting, these workshops include breakout activities, debates, and learning games that help children understand the experiences of others, apply more empathetic and thoughtful thinking, grow in racial literacy, and understand overt and covert forms of discrimination such as microaggressions and how they manifest.
This half-day session consisting of an interactive presentation and workshop will help all students to understand and contextualise the history behind the current day anti-racism movements within the UK and consider how that has impacted racial inequality, biases, stereotypes, microaggressions, and prejudice. Students will walk away with practical tools to address microaggressive thinking and actions that might occur in their own school environments and grow in racial literacy.
The presentation will explore:
The workshops will explore:
The microaggressions in the workshops can be informed by staff, students, and/or those that ACEN facilitators commonly come across, both inside & outside of the school environment.
This 1.5 hour session consisting of a short presentation and interactive workshop will allow students to work through multiple forms of discrimination examples and consider students will work through the concepts of allyship and upstander intervention. We recommend that this training occurs after a microaggression workshop so that students have gained the confidence to recognise and challenge the more subtle forms of discrimination that largely constitute the issues reported in education settings.
The discrimination examples can be informed by staff, students, and/or those that ACEN facilitators commonly come across, both inside & outside of the school environment.