What do you think gender is?

Shaniqua gives you a snapshot of the conversation at The Kickback in November when we were talking about Gender Identity. The Kickback on the 19th November saw us sitting down to talk about Gender Identity, as suggested by Kris.  Although Kris couldn't be at the event, he sent through some questions that were used as … Continue reading What do you think gender is?

What is race? – Part 2

Ellie continues to look back on October's conversation at The Kickback, which focused on Concept of Race. As I said in my previous post, the conversation at The Kickback on the 15th October was so insightful that I’ve split it into two parts. After speaking about what race is and the stereotypes that can come … Continue reading What is race? – Part 2

What is race? – Part 1

Ellie looks back on The Kickback in October when we were talking all about the Concept of Race. The most recent Kickback on the 15th October saw those at Project B talking about race, which was such an insightful conversation, I’ve had to split the write up into two parts. Shaniqua set the conversation off … Continue reading What is race? – Part 1

October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

Elliott continues his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month, focusing on some major moments in black history. As black people, it's important to never forget that we all came from Africa. Our origins and roots descend from that continent and it was captivity that separated us … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

October is NOT Diversity Month

To mark Black History Month, which is the running thread through YPI this month, Elliott writes a series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month. October was without a doubt the best month throughout my time in education. Black History Month was that one month where I felt … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month

What social expectations would you change?

Shaniqua looks back on a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation at The Kickback, which focused on social expectations. The Kickback returned for the first time in August since 2016 for another big conversation, this time on the topic of Social Expectations.  Leading out on the 20th was Vanessa, as this was the topic of her choice. Vanessa … Continue reading What social expectations would you change?

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

Shaniqua looks back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. On June 18th, we sat down to talk about youth violence, a topic that continues to be an important at YPI, resulting in really big conversation. So big, in fact, that I've had to split the conversation into two parts. I … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1