Using various activities, members looked at issues surrounding hate crime and how that links to their own identity. Each evening, members took part in a wide range of activities to raise awareness of the prejudice that can lead to hate crime.
One of the activities the members took part in involved having a picture of their face taken and then having that picture cut in various ways to include other faces of members to show that they are all one person as a member of BLGC. The members also looked at their own identity as an individual and their identity as a BLGC member and how that has an effect on their outlook. The activities allowed the members to not only find out more about their identity but also that of others.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club have been using the sessions to educate the young members about the implications of hate crime and the importance of identity.
The members have been busy creating a short video along with a poem to voice their message on identity and will be previewing that once the project ends next week.