"If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him... We need not wait to see what others do." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Sharing facts and information alone does not change values, attitudes and behaviors – we need to go through it before we can do it.
In order to bring about cultural change, individuals first have to change their own values, attitudes, assumptions, and behaviors.
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up2us YOUTH COUNCIL
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Unveils the societal influences that contribute to a culture where violence, abuse, and inequality are tolerated.
Explores how male and female socialization support and maintain cultural norms and therefore violence, abuse, and inequality.
Lays the foundation for conversations about what it means to have a healthy self-image, specifically regarding gender, in our society today.
Teaches individuals how to be allies and change the cultural norms that maintain violence, abuse, and inequality with our simple yet effective strategy:
Question • Support • Interrupt
ADULT ALLY PROGRAM
Adults as allies and how this important relationship can inspire our youth to change attitudes and behaviors that maintain violence, abuse, and inequality.
up2us believes that:
In the triad of ‘cultural-change-influencers,’ our adult allies in the community are in a unique position to impact the behaviors and attitudes of our youth.
Change is a process and not an event. Sustained change can only take place if adult allies consistently interrupt inappropriate behaviors.
Adults modeling an empowering strategy like QSI that teaches youth how to be allies, will help them self-identify harmful values, attitudes, language, and behaviors.