In this two-day drama camp, the youths delved deeply into the embodied experience of differences in identities, relating to power and access to resources. One of the camp highlights was the Human Library segment, where the youths got to interview subjects who presented various perspectives on poverty.
Another highlight was an exercise that called for the youths to classify objects into three categories - “Needs”, “Wants” and “Cannot Agree” with a teenager in mind. Through the negotiation process, their values, biases and assumptions emerged. They began to see that needs and wants are often intertwined with a sense of social belonging, which in turn impacts a person’s dignity.