Out In Schools provides experienced teams of facilitators film and facilitated discussion. Workshops provide a safe and respectful environment to address LGBTQ issues, homophobia and bullying in the classroom.
The Out in Schools Rural Outreach Initiative has continued to grow and reach youth in smaller communities outside of Metro Vancouver. This past year they presented to students in the Fraser Valley, the Kootenays, the Cariboo, and across Vancouver Island.
How would your film change the world?
Out in Schools harnesses the power of film to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and bullying.
We believe that all youth have the capacity to change the world through their own creative lenses. Understanding that media, film and other creative artforms are tools that empower students, we want to inspire/challenge schools to take action by using creative (and fun!) approaches to social justice and human rights!
Corresponding to our dynamic slideshow presentation, short films are interspersed throughout as we present on LGBTQ stats, a Canadian timeline, world map of LGBTQ rights and terminology, as well as a facilitated post-film discussion after each video. It’s really about creating an open dialogue around what students and teachers notice (or don’t) in what they’ve just watched. Our films are engaging, “safe” and appropriate for schools and youth ages 12-19.
Out In Schools wants to inspire youth to be agents of social change by screening several youth-made “PSA” videos from the National Rise Against Homophobia video contest. These 30-60 second PSA videos address homophobia and bullying, and were made by students from across Canada. View some of the winning shorts from this year here.
Book a presentation online HERE or call Jen Sung at 604-844-1615.