2021 Youth Projects
Our Stories: Voices Under-Represented is one of the youth programs initiated by ALPHA Education in response to the resurgence of racism in 2020, specifically anti-Asian racism.
Secondary school students participated in 3 workshops on issues of racism in Canada, followed by a workshop on oral history method. Inspired by the learning, in teams of 2 -4, students applied oral history methods to engage in conversations with members of communities on their lived experiences and the impact of racial bias, discrimination, stereotyping, and hate.
Captured in the following videos are compelling unheard stories which will inspire us to contribute to dismantling all forms of racism.
We may feel that racism doesn’t affect us personally. In reality, racial hate in our communities impacts quality of life for all of us.
Let us work together to action change for the better.
Voices Of Hope
Collection of Poetry
Historically, inflection points, occur when the spectre of racial hate scapegoats specific populations. However, incidents of hate and racism are also the focal points of humanity and change.
Voices of Hope, a poetry / spoken word project invites youth to share their visions of racial harmony as part of combatting racial division and exclusion. This Collection of Poetry, by youths age 11 – 18, is representative of young people’s understanding of the impact of racism and their hopes for what must change.