Thursday, June 19th 2014

Stand Up to Sectarianism

The latest news from Youth Scotland's Stand Up to Sectarianism Project

Stand Up Video Shorts now online!

Stand Up to Sectarianism video shorts are now online!  Thanks to the efforts of peer leaders from Aberlour Youthpoint and Bridging the Gap in Glasgow,  Move On and Muirhouse Youth Development Group in Edinburgh, Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries Stand Up has a high quality training resource to generate discussion for young people and youth workers.  The videos can be accessed here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stand Up’s Young People’s Showcase Event!

Over 100 people gathered in Glasgow to see the launch of the video shorts and to see for themselves how far a small amount of money can go to engage groups of young people in projects tackling sectarianism in their communities!  Small grants were awarded to 23 organisations last year, each project found out something new about their community, talked about things they don’t normally think about and recognised that things had changed as a result of their project – and most importantly they had fun!  If your organisation would like to apply for a grant or would like to talk over an idea contact Peter Johnson.

Facing the Mirror – Stand Up’s Commonwealth Film Project.

Thursday 24th July, 3pm-6pm at GMAC, Glasgow.

Join other young people aged 14+ to watch sectarianism on film and create ways to tackle sectarianism in your community. 

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th July, 11am-6pm at GMAC, Glasgow:

Stand Up’s ‘Facing the Mirror’ Film project is for peer leaders aged 14 – 21 years who are interested in filming and meeting people from around the world!.  ‘Facing the Mirror’ will take place during the Commonwealth Games at GMAC, just off the Trongate in the centre of Glasgow and will last for 2 days.  Come and be part of the Games in a different and novel way – be part of the excitement and the buzz of Glasgow 2014, meeting people from across the Commonwealth!

For more information contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anti-sectarian training for Youth Workers and Volunteers:

Introduction awareness-raising workshops can be found on the website:

Advanced sessions will take place on the 24th June and 24th July, both in Glasgow and bookings can be made through the link above.  Please note that these sessions are a full day and it is advisable that participants attend an introductory session first.  Please contact Peter Johnson for more information.

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