Host a group yoga or meditation class. Conversations around growth and development can be difficult, and yoga/meditation is often a good medium for self-reflection and self-care. Challenging the status quo can be stressful, so be sure to look after yourself! This work is really important but we need to take care of ourselves, too.
Participants answer “sometimes,” “always,” or “never” to the scenarios outlined in the Draw-The-Line (DTL) materials.
Many people are unaware of the many privileges that they are born with or grow up with. This activity is an opportunity to explore privilege and the advantages it gives to some, but not all.
Examining socially created expectations for gender in children’s loot bags.
A bystander is anyone who is neither a victim nor an offender, but who could potentially get involved to make a difference. It means anyone who is in a position to intervene before, during, or after an act of bullying, sexual violence, or harassment. This bystander intervention role-playing activity helps participants explore how to intervene safely, open up dialogue, discuss consent, etc.
This activity involves a discussion around four pillars of safe space (respect, listen, understand, communicate) to help define some core values and beliefs with your team.
Create a space in the school for people to write their answers to an identified question on sticky notes, and post them on a large piece of paper. The question can ask people what they would say and do in response to a scenario. For example, you could ask: “What words or phrases could you use as a bystander to stop harassment or sexual violence?”