Just been told about this wonderful contest initiated by the SpreadTolerance campaign. It's short video-documentaries about an issue of intolerance and discrimination, and people can vote online for their favourite, the winner(s) receive a prize and get to support their charity of their choice.
Documentaries range from homosexual hate crimes, youth sexual exploitation, to rebuilding in the (ongoing) attrocities in Darfur.
Really worth taking a look, if not to learn about some of the terrible things that fellow human beings go through, then at least to learn how a little change of attitude can go so far.
From the campaign site: Ten ways to "unlearn intolerance"
- Be an Upstander: Speak up when you see or hear injustice.
- Check Yourself: Where might you have intolerance? Take a test out of Harvard to see.
- Put someone else in your own shoes: How might a person see the world differently if they lived life in your shoes.
- Visit a house of worship other than your own.
- Celebrate other people’s traditions.
- Take a walk in a different neighborhood other than your own.
- See a film with subtitles, listen to music and see art from other cultures.
- Listen to others: Try to drop your assumption and listen to the person in the moment.
- Educate yourself, your children or kids in your life about how to accept difference.
- Travel to and/or learn about different cities, states and countries.