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Goal 10 – Reduced Inequality

Connecting Experience

 Everyone deserves to have the same opportunities to live a happy, healthy, and successful life, yet inequalities are rising between social classes, rural and urban populations, and people of different genders, ethnicities, and abilities. It’s our responsibility to make sure everyone around us is treated with respect and is able to live a fulfilled life. 

Tasks

Walking through differences
Wake up points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   45 minutes

Objective:

To become familiar with the terms stereotypes and prejudices; to be aware of the impact of these terms and to know how to avoid prejudic.

Material:

open space, a blank poster or a white board, some pencils

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Prejudice Pictonary
Wake up points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:    1h – 2h hours

Objective:

To become aware of the prejudice we all have, to understand where they come from and explore how we can deconstruct them. 

Material:

Paper, pens, words, something to put the paper on the wall, obstacle course 

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Spot your differences
Look around points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   20 minutes

Objective:

To see what things they have in common and what differences they have.

Material:

Chairs arranged in a circle

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Instructions:

Arrange the chair in a circle and have all the participants sit down.  

Each member takes it in turn to say one thing they think applies only to them (e.g. I live in the countryside, I’ve visited two countries, I play football).

If that statement applies to another person in the group, they come and sit on that person’s lap. If someone is sitting on their lap they cannot move even if a statement applies to them.  

Continue around the circle with the person sitting on top getting to say a statement.  

The winner is the person with no one sitting on their lap at the end.  

Debrief  

  • Were you surprised by what you had in common?  
  • Were you surprised by the differences in the group?  
  • Do you think if you played with a group from another organisation or country there would be more differences? What do you think they might be?  
  • Do you think it’s good to have a difference in the group? Why?  
  • Have you ever seen anyone being treated badly because of something which makes them different? Do you think there’s something you could do to stop this? 
The Unfair Game
Look around
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people: 10+

Time:   45 minutes 

Objective:

Realising that there is inequality and the feelings associated with it.

Material:

a lot of toy bricks, tokens to exchange against bricks

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Instructions:

Set up 

There are four teams, each with different starting materials and circumstances. 

  • Team 1: flat floor, 40 bricks, 20 tokens  
  • Team 2: flat floor, 40 bricks, 20 tokens, each member of the team has 1 hand tied behind their back 
  • Team 3: not flat floor, 25 bricks, 10 tokens. Every 6-7 minutes, the game master comes and breaks the tower because of strong winds or flooding
  • Team 4: not flat floor, 20 bricks, 10 tokens. The game master tells them several times that they need to move the tower a few cm because of local law

You can adapt the rules to work for your meeting place. 

Shop: everyone can buy bricks, the price is 1 token for 1 brick.  

  • Team 1 every two bricks bought they get one for free
  • Team 2 get one for one 
  • Team 3 has to pay 2 tokens to have a brick
  • Team 4 has to ask twice and pay 2 or 3 tokens to get 1 brick

Play 

The only instruction given to the teams is to make the biggest tower and that they can come and buy more bricks if they want. They have 20 minutes to do it.  

Debrief  

  • Did you notice something during the game? 
  • What does it feel to be on the team that had more difficult rules? And for the one who doesn’t? 
  • Did the one on the lucky team try to help the others? Why? 
  • What can we do to change inequality? 
Create to educate
ACT points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  3+

Time:   1 – 2 weeks

Objective:

To identify inequality in your community, and create something to teach others about it.

Material:

Paper, markers, Paint etc (depending on what you plan to create) 

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Instructions:

Start by identifying an inequality within your community, this could be related to disability access, economic gap, race, gender or anything else.  

Discuss different ways to tackle this inequality, what can you encourage people to do?  

Based on your discussion create a piece of art. You could do one big piece, several smaller pieces together in a showcase, individual pieces etc.  

These pieces should help raise awareness of the inequality the group identified and promote ways to tackle it. If there are already organisations tackling these problems in your area you could collaborate with them. 

Inequality Project
ACT points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  3+

Time:   1 – 2 weeks

Objective:

To get involved with a group facing inequality in your area and do a project to assist them. 

Material:

Paper/whiteboards and pencils/markers

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Instructions:

Start by identifying a group in your area that faces inequality. Research to discover if there are any initiatives or projects set up to assist them. If a project exists you can get in contact with them to collaborate, or if not, you can create your own project!  

Example: Solidarity dinners or food sharing events with people in refugee centres, taking part in a pride event, connecting with the elderly or helping out at a support centre for people with disabilities or illness. 

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