Empowerment and Inclusion – Ethnic Identity
● Meet new people from different parts of the world
● Learn to listen
● Learn to start a conversation (about nationalities)
● Get to know different cultures
● Get to know different cultures in your city
Young people will learn to start a conversation and to listen. Also, they will start to see their city with different eyes. They will learn more about migration through storytelling and will learn to appreciate a multicultural lifestyle in a city.
1. If you are a big group, divide into smaller groups. Every group can then stroll through a different district or area in your city.
2. Depending on the city you can also divide intro streets or whatever you feel safe to do.
3. Before you go out, think about questions you want to ask. Make sure that you ask appreciative and respectful questions and be sensitive.
4. Take a notepad, pen and a city map with you and wander through your city. But this time: keep your eyes open for businesses from different nations.
5. Have you spotted a shop/restaurant/service provider? Go in and take a look around. What do they offer? Is there anything new to you? Anything you want to try? Ask around and get information about the products or services and make conversation with the owner (if present)
6. Ask questions like:
- I see that you are offering products from …. does your family also come from …?
- May I ask you, have you always been here? …. or since when have you been living here?
ATTENTION: To ask someone “where do you come from” is a personal question. A lot of people migrating from different countries are often confronted with racism. Be very careful, appreciative and sensitive when you ask questions about a person. Do not make them feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. Be kind!