Teen Tuesday: Celebrating Diversity with TikTok

At OPL we love to celebrate diversity every day. This week we celebrate our differences, our cultures, our backgrounds, and learn about one another. Join us on this Teen Tuesday by participating in the #allthedifference TikTok challenge.

At OPL we love to celebrate diversity every day. This week we celebrate our differences, our cultures, our backgrounds, and learn about one another.

Join us on this Teen Tuesday by participating in the #allthedifference TikTok challenge.  Then head on over to oakland.beanstack.org to get your ticket for participating. Your ticket can be entered into a raffle to win one of six really great prizes including a Nintendo Switch and a Polaroid Pop camera!

What is the #allthedifference TikTok challenge, you ask?

The #allthedifference TikTok campaign, created for The World Economic Forum conference in January, 2020, challenged teens around the world to “show what makes them unique, how they cast off labels, and how they help make the world a more inclusive and diverse place.”

Although the original challenge is no longer active, we’re reviving it so that OPL teens can creatively showcase your distinctively awesome selves. Culture, race, nationality, sexuality, gender, family, language, religion, and ability—all are aspects of your identity—and whether you choose to share one or the intersection of several, let’s celebrate the strength in our diversity!

Create a TikTok video to show what makes you different and unique.

Tag it with #allthedifference and post the link in your Week 7 activity log.

  

For some inspiration, check out these videos made by teens with something to say:

Are you ready for your 15 seconds of fame?!

I want to celebrate diversity, but I’m not really ready to go viral. What can I do?

Here are some other ideas for celebrating diversity:

  • Share a photo or art piece that shows your cultural pride.

  • Share a favorite book in your native language.

  • Write a haiku about what diversity means to you.

  • Think about something that makes you feel embarrassed or proud about your own culture. Investigate that history. 

  • Cook something that celebrates your culture, or learn to cook something new from a different culture or place.

  • Read a book about cultural diversity.

  • Learn more about someone who’s different from you. Think broad on what differences mean.

  • Read a book/genre of book/topic you don’t normally read.

  • Listen to World Music playlists, and to expand the fun, dance with friends on Zoom! 

  • Share what it means to you to be part of your culture.

  • Watch a documentary about teens pursuing their unique and unusual dreams like Fame High, Maidentrip, Rabbit Fever, or Hobbyhorse Revolution.

  • Listen to several segments from This I Believe: Being Content With Myself, You Can’t Act Black, and Moving Beyond Stereotypes. Reflect on your own beliefs and values. Write your own This I Believe essay sharing and reflecting on those beliefs.

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