27 / 06 / 19
The Faith & Belief Forum’s Amplify is an arts-based youth-led programme for Sixth Forms and Further Education colleges. Amplify creates spaces within educational institutions for exploring issues relating to faith, belief, identity, belonging, social trends and community in a rapidly interconnected and globalised world.
During the Amplify programme the students from the University of Birmingham School have had opportunities to share their personal experiences. This highlighted that each individual has encountered injustices and prejudice such as racism, religious intolerance, mental health stigma and ridiculing of young voices. Through many sessions over a year, students explored why these things occur and believe, in part, this is created by way in which the media is dehumanising the most vulnerable in society with their reductive headlines. Amplify students have come together to create a movement called #WeAreMoreThanYourHeadlines to challenge these narratives.
Through this video students have compiled individual stories and personal anecdotes that collectively challenge media headlines and provide alternative narratives.
Students have created a list of 10 demands to bring about change.
The Amplify students want you to think about how you can support bringing about change. We want you to share a pledge stating how you will support this campaign. Share on your social media and include #WeAreMoreThanYourHeadlines
This will involve a collective effort and no contribution is too small! So please get sharing on social media!
Listen to the podcast about how #WeAreMoreThanYourHeadlines was created.