Counter Narrative Workshop
Discover our voice. Center our counter-narratives. Change the world.
We believe in the potential of young people of color and their stories to transform the world. .
We understand that young people of color are inundated with negative stereotypes, images and myths. Not only can these have harmful impacts on their social and emotional health, but when we allow them to continue, it perpetuates racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression within our communities.
We need to support our young people of color (YPOC) to build up the strength to resist the misrepresentations about who they are and who they will become.
The goal of this program is to advance Young People of Color by guiding them to take ownership of their story and to activate them to use their counter-narratives toward building a more equitable, just, and inclusive community. We will equip them to challenge the mainstream harmful narratives with their counter-narratives in creative and impactful ways.
We will create a community where young people of color can :
Explore their history
Learn from the counter-narratives of those around them
Gain tools to effect change
Understand their context with an intersectional racial justice lens