citizenU Youth-Led Project: Anti-Homophobia Video and Workshops

Anti-Homophobia Project

citizenU Cohort: 2
Host Organization: Umoja Operation Compassion Society
Type of Project: Film
Date: Spring 2012

In March 2012, Umoja, a Surrey-based organization which aims to help new immigrants, and Leave Out Violence (LOVE), produced an anti-homophobia awareness film. The video focuses on exclusion, name-calling, and physical abuse, all of which are aspects of homophobic bullying which LGBTQ youth can experience regularly. However, the video also shows scenes of acceptance for LGBTQ youth. The final product can be viewed below, and accompanying workshops in schools are currently taking place.