Ask a series of questions that will help young people look at the faces on the poster. (The poster can be adapted to suit your town or city)
- Why do you think these faces were chosen?
- Can all the differences be seen?
- Can you tell if a person is religious or what religion they belong to?
- How do you feel when you are around someone very different from you?
- What are some of the good things about differences?
- Which person in the poster do you think you would find it easiest to talk to?
- Why? Who would be most difficult to talk to? Why?
- Create a ‘people sculpture’ by having groups of four or five position themselves in a way that illustrates the slogan, ‘All different, All equal, All together’.
- Have the young people design and create their own diversity poster using either photos of themselves and/or photos from old magazines with a slogan and a suggested soundtrack.
- Pair up with a friend/friends and list the ways you are different from each other. Then think of someone you have problems getting along with and, without using their name, list all the ways you are like that person. In small groups, compare lists and put up on a flipchart your ideas on:
How can people make and maintain friendships in spite of differences?
How can people who have differences find common ground?
Share the brainstorm results with the wider group.
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