人権学習コレクティブ Social Justice Learning Collective

人権学習コレクティブ

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人権学習コレクティブは日本内外の労働者、住民、活動家、学生、ジャーナリスト、研究者と一緒に、職場や地域の見学訪問ツアーを英語その他の外国語で企画実施することにより、教育的な交流経験を提供する。

使命

日本の社会運動活動家と外国からの活動家、研究者、学生、労働者との間の持続的で、草の根の一対一の経験交流と学び合いを促進する。

英語その他言語の学習資料を開発し、熟練した通訳翻訳を提供することにより、運動を分断している言葉のギャップを克服する。

批判的、民主的で水平的な学習文化を共有し育てることにより、社会運動が社会正義教育プログラムを開発促進することを援助する。

価値

社会で広めようとしている価値と同じ価値に基づいて事業を進める。

民主的で参加型の学習 
水平的で民主的な組織   
人権と平等
社会変革       
国際連帯

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Wealth Inequality - who feels it knows it

Experience Rendering

A volunteer describes an incident they experienced -- something embarrassing, funny, puzzling, etc. -- to the whole group. The joker asks questions to clarify details and verify understanding. Then, the joker asks for volunteers to enact the scene. They are free to improvise in any way they like.

"Fist to Five" for Quick Evaluation

The "fist to five" technique for voting or consensus decision-making (see "Dedocracia" can be used for rapid, on the fly, evaluation. It gives people an easy way to practice an important technique for democratic decision-making and the experience of expressing their judgment in a group context. For the facilitator(s) and the group, it provides important information about the usefulness of the techniques being used.

One Voice

I got this from Kani Club, the improvisation school in Tokyo. It is a great "Yes, and..." game.

Pairs or trios (daunting to do in larger groups, but could be done with practiced players).

The idea is for the players to speak a sentence simultaneously without knowing what the sentence will be ahead of time, relating the sentence to some physical action or pantomime.

Speed Dating

Simple, familiar, quick dialogue game.

Two rows of people facing each other, standing close enough to hear each other over the noise of others speaking. Joker chooses a theme and explains the rules -- both people should talk and listen, one minute, when time is up one line shifts one person to the left. (The last person on the row moves to the other end of their line.)

Often used for introductions. Can also be used for a check-in, or for rapid discussion after another activity.

Daughters in Boxes -- 函入り娘 2

Based on the famous speech by the Meiji era Japanese feminist leader Kishida Toshiko, this activity asks participants to create a manga version of her speech, working in teams.

I have spelled out a nine step process, but it might make sense to do a much quicker, rougher version of this, to leave time for other discussions. Steps 1, 4, 5 are essential, I think.

Step one is to read the original essay (for Japanese readers, in Japanese), and do a reader response writing activity.

Step two is to form teams with a mix of self-identified skills/capacities:

This can't possibly work

Like a nightmare scenario, in this case teams take a given, established object, situation, institution, relationship, saying, etc. and try to disprove it, brainstorming, prioritizing, and presenting reasons why it can not work, be true, etc.

Teams compete to make the most convincing arguments. (Need to think about criteria for a convincing argument.) Can be decided by a team of judges, or by the joker(s).

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