Here & Now – Radicalisation

"Using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around radicalisation."

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Workshop

Here and Now includes a hard hitting play that ends with many complex societal problems relating to hateful extremism, specifically focussing on the far right and International terrorism. Workshop participants use the play to try out solutions and early intervention techniques.

Odd Arts is an alumni of the US Embassy Exchange on Countering Violent Extremism, and continues to deliver Embassy commissioned work. We were commissioned to present live at EU Parliament’s International conference on preventing extremism and have been contributors for RAN presentations (Radicalisation Awareness Network) as well as many more local and national networks. We have vast experience in wider issues relating more broadly to risk of radicalisation, including: Additional Needs; Domestic/partner abuse; Sexual assault & consent; Knife crime; Exploitation & Mental Health.

All our radicalisation prevention offers have two or three delivery models to ensure they are safe, accessible and appropriate for people within more complex settings such as PRUs, SEN schools, criminal justice or mental health settings, or for people with lived experience of trauma or increased vulnerability.

Aims

Increase understanding of the process of radicalisation

Increase awareness of how to support self and others at risk of hateful extremism

Increase skills to challenge & prevent hateful extremism

Increase critical thinking skills

Reduce risk of radicalisation

Objectives

Interactive discussion and debate

Live theatre performance

Role play and interaction within the theatre performance and with the characters

Practising restorative and non-violent communication approaches

Information of where to get support

Themes

Far right: Including Islamophobia, racism and anti immigration; in person grooming

So-called Islamist: Including state grievances (social & political, National and International); online grooming

Adult influencers

Identity challenges that can contribute to risk of radicalisation

Systemic & personal barriers and grievances that can contribute to risk of radicalisation

Logistics

Ideally class groups; or half year groups if necessary (approximately 50 students per session); for adults/community settings between 10 & 50 attendees

1.5-2 hour workshop (flexible to meet school needs)

Up to four sessions per day

Usually £1,200 per day.

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Quotes from Workshops

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.

We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.

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