E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France

by Lifetime Projects
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
E-citizenship : Fighting Youth Radicalism, France
Newsletter presenting the webtrotters
Newsletter presenting the webtrotters

Dear donors,

You've been a wonderful help to this project. Even though we didn't reach our goal, we managed to change the life of 15 youngsters that got deeply involved in recreating solidarity and link between people who didn't even know about each other !

They exchanged, they observed, told stories, their story, the Other story, they depicted a multicultural town with many fulfilling differences. They lead this project with their heart full of love and energy.

They worked and covered subjects such as :

Fraternity and solidarity in distressed neighbourhoods

Human rights in the European Union, a local comparison (Strasbourg-Kehl)

Citizenship: where and when?

Discrimination and employment

Addressing the local authorities: Working together on citizenship

Vox : Women and public places, Hatred and radicalisation, citizenship and religion!  

Violence against women: The symptom of an unequal society

Refugees welcome!! But how? (local actions)

More than one story : All different yet all the same

Around the world : a tool against ignorance

Vox: homophobia… xenophobia… sexism, together against hate speeches

Multiculturalism : The  rich society of our differences

Sustainable development and smart consumption

Urban culture and citizenship

 

A word from Ossama, webtrotter :

“the impact of hate speeches on young people is devastating. I myself used to be a victim of racist speeches and I really wanted to get involved in this project to fight against any kind of damaging speeches. You don’t fight hate with hate but by spreading love and understanding! This is what we're trying to do and I believe we're making a difference by gathering people ”

 

Know about their work by following them :

Their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/La-Fabrique-de-le-citoyennet%C3%A9-256815974650675/?fref=ts

Their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CZBaYE3SdEavVmXbMLEWQ

 

Thank you for your support,

The webtrotters.

Newsletter presenting the webtrotters
Newsletter presenting the webtrotters
Newsletter presenting the webtrotters
Newsletter presenting the webtrotters
Human rights have no limits
Human rights have no limits
Evaluation : We will go further!
Evaluation : We will go further!
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Syrian conflict and French radicalisation
Syrian conflict and French radicalisation

"Four type of activities were lead so far :

A tour of five distressed neighborhoods : In each of them, three afternoons have been dedicated to the fight of online hate speeches, extremism and radicalisations. The participant were mainly young people with less opportunities that live in those disadvantaged areas. Theoretical explanations and educational activities have raised awareness among them and encouraged them to take action : "Draw me a Human right" "The Syrian war and French extremisms : what is happening?" "Refugees crisis and Islamophobia", "Media, be the medium", "information and hoax: how to tell?"

It was heartwarming to realise the dynamism and the will to express and exchange opinions and points of view and also the will to disseminate a message of love and understanding.

The second activity was the living library, where youngsters were books with different identities (migrants, citizen of a "dangerous neighbourhood", muslim, roma, etc.). The first one was during the International solidarity week (21st of November of 2015) and the second one was during the European month (19th of May of 2016). This activity helped the young people improving their knowledge, acquiring new tools and to open their minds by talking with strangers about their past and present and get to know theirs.

The movement that developed throughout our activites was more about multiplying stories and realising all together that there is no homogeneous groups of people but individuals with different lives, different stories to tell and that everyone can always teach you something. By fighting stereotypes and discrimination, we can make friends everywhere.

We developed skills and we know more about the actions we can lead to fight against hatred and ignorance. We learned how to distinguish a hate speech from freedom of speech and how to defend ourselves against those attacks.

We are working on an e-book of recommandations to the the town and the region to help reduce violent speeches and all kind of discriminations!

Develop your critical thinking and spread love!

With Housseim, Ossama, Laure, Lucia, Karla, Amine, Franck, Thomas, Andréa, Sarah and so many more webtrotters to come!"

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Knowing the goal of our project : making young people express themselves and disseminate positive infos about them and their neighbourhood, you won't be surprised that this report was written by Selma, one of the webtrotters of the e-citizenship Fabric. :)

Workshop : Sexist Hate speech!
Workshop : Sexist Hate speech!
Workshop: Take actions !
Workshop: Take actions !

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Hautepierre youngsters!
Hautepierre youngsters!

The AMSED launched the first working groups of the “e-citizenship factory” with youngsters from the Hautepierre neighborhood. Its objective is to fight against radicalism and the many forms of incitation to hatred online. It offers to youngsters between 15 and 25 to work on citizenship and successful “living together”. Another purpose, yet to come, is to develop their skills and knowledge in order to give them the keys to fight properly against hate speech and hatred behaviors around them.

The four two hours workshops already lead consisted in several games :

Let’s draw a Human right. The group was divided into two teams; each one had to pick a Human right and draw it, then, the other team tried to guess which one it was. It allowed the participants to learn more about fundamental Human rights.

Hate speech and liberty of expression, what does it mean? Just like a brainstorming, each participant was invited to choose a word linked to hate speech or liberty of expression. Each word was written on a post-it and, then, the teams had to create a full definition of both terms. The goal was to develop their knowledge by questioning the limits of freedom of speech. 

Simulation game: “imaginary forum”. The organizer assigned a different imaginary profile to each participant and stuck it on their back. By the manner of each one was greeted, they had to guess which profile was stuck on their back. This activity allowed the youngsters to understand hate speech through the prejudices within society.

At the end, a group photo was taken in order for the volunteers to show their commitment as active citizens. They also realized the newsletter where this summary comes from.

A second session dedicated, this time, to bullying and discriminations took place at the AMSED. The first working group consisted in brainstorming about harassment. The participants could think about the differences and similarities between both terms, as well as give their opinion and exchange on the degree of severity.

Simulation game on cyberbullying. The objective was to make the youngsters understand that it has become very easy for everyone to enter someone else’s private life. This activity gave them the opportunity to realize that it can be very difficult to have an online privacy nowadays.

Concrete recommendations to fight against hate speech and hatred. In this activity, the youngsters, divided into two groups, had the floor. The first team had to think on recommendations for the authorities at local, regional, national and European levels; the second one was focused on recommendations for youth organizations. The way that the young volunteers were involved showed them how important they are in this fight against hate speech. Therefore, they understood they are essential if we want to see a change in the society.

The session ended with a working group that consisted in creating a slogan against online hatred. They're about to take actions against incivilities, hate speech and endoctrination online by making more youngsters aware through :

-  the workshops newsletters released through social networks and available from youth associations in distressed neighbourhoods

- local events such as "wake up" parties on citizenship, interculturality and respect ; Street debates and activities ; Exhibitions ("Love is all around")

- A Facebook page on positive actions taking place in different parts of Strasbourg.

We're working with five young "ambassadors" involved through the workshops against radicalisation!

(pictures to come in a few days!)

Thank you for your support!

introducing the challenges
introducing the challenges
Cyberbullying and fight against online propaganda!
Cyberbullying and fight against online propaganda!
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Manon Thomas
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