Project Triangle is Homotopia’s arts led youth and education strand. We work all year round developing projects and resources which promote equality and diversity, improve social cohesion and challenge hatred and Hate Crime. Our work is devised by and with young LGB and T people and any other young people who identify as different or marginalised. Project Triangle empowers them to make a difference within their own communities and to have a positive impact on policy and practice on a national and international stage. It enables young people to develop their skills, experience and confidence through participation in Hate Crime and anti bullying training, film production, project development and in programming and delivering the Homotopia youth festival. We work in partnership with youth agencies, Merseyside Police and Police Authority, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Liverpool City Council and the NUT.
In 2009 we took 12 young people to Auschwitz and Warsaw. The project aimed to raise awareness of Hate Crime and increase people’s confidence in reporting it. Following the trip we produced the Project Triangle Hate Crime Education Resource. The pack has received unanimous praise from educators, police, politicians and young people and is endorsed by Sir Ian McKellen, the NUT and the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. It consists of 7 lesson plans and an interactive DVD, fulfilling key stage 3 learning outcomes in English, Citizenship, PSHE and History. It is being used by teachers with pupils aged 11 to 18 as it is the only education resource in the UK to chart bullying from fear of difference to Hate Crime and its’ consequences. Follow the link to download and use the pack for free.
Project Triangle has delivered Hate Crime workshops for the NUT at their national conference and to Knowlsey Education Department, the Anti Bullying Alliance, Merseyside Police Cadets, The Home Office, Liverpool Youth Service, Housing Associations and in schools across Merseyside. Follow the link to to find out more about our workshop programme .
In 2010, Project Triangle programmed and produced Homotopia’s first ever youth festival. All events were informed by the group’s commitment to equality and diversity and to their social justice agenda. Participation in the festival developed their skills in programming, production management, marketing, film making and photography. Follow the link to find out more about the Right To Love Festival.