In 2013, we saw a rush of action – and victories – on migrant justice in Canada. In direct response to youth calling for education on this issue, No One Is Illegal and Check Your Head have partnered to be able to offer a popular education workshop on migrant justice delivered for youth, by youth. Featuring arts-based activities, experiential learning from migrants and activists, and interactive histories, this workshop seeks to engage, activate, and empower young people by helping them to better understand immigration in Canada and by giving them the tools to break down anti-migrant racism and colonial stereotypes, resulting in safer schools and communities.
- To identify ways that media and dominant cultural references affect our understanding of how we view different communities within Canada.
- To understand concepts like “immigrant”, “Indigenous’, and “Canadians” and the history of immigration in Canada.
- To understand the root causes of immigration in their local and global dimensions.
- To build a toolkit of ways to discuss these issues with friends and to respond to stereotypes when we encounter them.
- To think about ways to make our schools safer and accessible for migrant students.