- Students will expose themselves to the topic of advocacy
- Students will think about how advocacy relates to them and is prominent in their community
- On a sticky note, have club members define what advocacy means to them
- Club members are to fold sticky notes and add their name on the cover
- Ask for half the club members to place their sticky notes in a pile (sticky notes can be placed in a bucket, bag, or whatever is accessible to the club)
- The other half of the members will stand up, pick up a sticky note and converse with the respective owner on their responses
- Members will reconvene to the larger group to share their takeaways and perspectives
Transition to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOk2tTz468
- In general, what can advocacy accomplish?
- How can one be an advocate for themselves and others?
- How can advocacy be used to help end the stigma around mental health at __________________ (club’s respective school name)?
If conducting the activity on a digital platform students could be use a shared google doc to share what advocacy means to them instead of sticky notes.
Co-created with OMM student leaders Kheira Bekkadja, Farah Allubbad, Zoree Jones, Eden Ethington, and Gurleen Kaur.