Who: Youth Workers and Youth Work Managers
When: 30th April 10am to 4pm (*The formal launch will be followed at 12pm with workshopped spaces where participants can learn more about our innovative approach to Tackling and Transforming Hate in Youth Settings)
Where: Communications Workers’ Union, 575-577 N Circular Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 1 SEE MAP
Do you see and hear hateful language and behaviour in your youth work setting: sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, disablist, or faith based hate?
Have you noticed that explaining how it is wrong and should not be repeated does not bring about deep and lasting change?
Do you wonder if there are other ways to respond that will be transformative for the person causing the harm and keeps the targets of hate safe and supported?
Would you like to know more about taking a needs based approach, looking at self-aware practice, addresses systems of oppression and involves compassionate dialogue?
The National Youth Council of Ireland worked in partnership with 4 European organisations on an Erasmus+ funded project to explore an innovative approach on how to transform hate in youth work settings. Five youth workers representing Rialto Youth Project, Youth Work Ireland Meath, YMCA Cork, Involve Meath and Irish Red Cross Youth, developed a training which they have been delivering across Ireland. NYCI have also developed a comprehensive Manual that outlines our innovative approach. Working together with our Irish team of youth workers and our international partners Peace Institute (Finland), Ljubljana Pride (Slovenia), Interfaith Scotland (UK), Hamoment (Portugal) we are very proud of this invaluable and timely resource which we now bring to the Irish youth sector. Unique to this project is that the trainers bring not just their professional youth worker expertise, they also bring personal experiences of identity based discrimination.