Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Mikro (Individuum)

learning about issues of race

diversitätsorientiertes Lernen

The dialogue experience offered young people the opportunity to critically discuss and learn about issues of race. For many young people it was their first opportunity to talk about race—one’s own identity or that of others. The opportunity to talk about race offered opportunities not only for new knowledge but also to learn about each other’s life stories. Once in their intergroups, participants also engaged in activities in which they were encouraged to discuss their personal reflections about race. This included sharing personal testimonials related to race and racism, in which young people talked about their own personal experiences learning about their racial identity and/or instances of being a target or witness to racial discrimination. Other activities include listing stereotypes learned growing up and identifying ways in which they can be allies to one another.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

Intergroup Dialogues Program
The 8-week summer program brings together young people of African, Asian, European, Latino/a, and Middle Eastern descent across city and suburb to dialogue on issues of race and ethnicity. Youth engagement and learning about race in a group setting includes a youth-led participatory program evaluation. The case study offers insights on the learning experience and context of youth engagement in community-based intergroup dialogues. Themes include (1) discussing race, (2) learning skills to communicate across different races, (3) grappling with privilege and oppression, and (4) developing leadership.
8 weeks
average age of participants was 16
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Kinder und Jugendliche mit Migrationserfahrung

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Each year the program is evaluated using a multimethod approach. The evaluation uses traditional approaches such as a pre- and post-test survey, focus groups, and interviews, in addition to participatory approaches. This article analyzes information using program materials collected during the Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity program from the summer of 2007, including program grants, curriculum, the youth-led participatory evaluation report, and evaluation findings summary.
88 adolescencents from 16 community agency teams