Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Applying for Asylum

In the borders all over the world, refugees flee their homes hoping to discover whether the grass is truly greener on the other side. The process of applying for asylum is becoming more and more difficult. Things like xenophobia, racism limit the acceptance of these refugees in their host countries.

In our workshop, we worked with the junior students and delivered for them an active workshop that placed them in the shoes of the countless refugees who cross borders every minute of every day every year. We begun with application forms written in Creole and Spanish a language few students understood and in their frustrations of trying to figure out what the form required of them they experienced the many frustrations refugees experience.

We also in the same workshop, discussed the ethnic discrimination that all bombers are Asian especially Arabs. We asked them to try justify a situation where they were to torture a suspect to save various lives...

The discussions got the students to think of their personal opinions on the topic of Ethnic minorities. Above are pictures of this workshop..

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