As you know, we're looking for volunteers to help us with Pushing the Boundaries. To give you the skills you need to participate, we're holding a free summer school where you'll learn about:
social media's role in perpetuating hate and how you can combat it. This will be a chance to break out of our echo chambers and see what we're up against when it comes to fighting discrimination
unconscious bias and how it can stop people from recognising their own discriminatory thoughts and feelings
some of the research skills you need to have effective conversations with members of your local community
WHO CAN APPLY?
Everyone – it doesn’t matter how old you are, what your background is, or what experience you have around social media, unconscious bias, or research. You may find it easier to participate, though, if you are from Birmingham.
IS THERE A CATCH?
There’s no catch, but as we said we're hoping that everyone who attends will take participate in Pushing the Boundaries. As part of the project, we’re looking for volunteers who can help us find out what local people – friends, family, colleagues – think are the important issues we should be discussing. So, as a volunteer, you’ll be taking part in a vital city-wide conversation about cohesion.
The summer school will take place over two mornings (10am-12.30pm), on 16 and 24 August. We’ll give you lunch and reimburse your travel.
In terms of volunteering afterwards, we’ll discuss with you how much time you can spare based on your interest and other commitments.
For more info phone 0121 272 8453 or message 07452 950 952. To book a place go to: https://brapSummerSchool.eventbrite.co.uk