Education against racism

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Fondation Thuram-Education contre le racisme
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Training, Exhibition, Instructional material, Other
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in non-formal settings, Civil society and non-profit leaders, General public/non-specialist audience
  • Cost (per practice):

  • Setting:

    No specific setting required
  • Themes:

    Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Xenophobia and other prejudices, Critical thinking
  • Core activities:

    Group discussion, Other

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    More than 100
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    Educationally and socially disadvantaged groups
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    It depends on the project done with the teachers. It depends also on the questions asked by the children. Usually it takes a discussion form about the equality between the different human groups. It's also about the difference between boys and girls, the sexuality and the gender, the diseases and abilities, etc. We work specifically on common prejudices and the issue of how they are passed down through our families, our society, our groups.
  • Materials used:

    discussion between publics, products by the children
  • Material produced:

    exhibitions, films, drawings, songs, etc.
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    The pupils prepare a project and ask different questions to Lilian Thuram. A discussion is etablished. Often, the discussion is based on the products the pupils made with their teachers before the session.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

    English, French, Italian, Spanish, Other
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback, Universities
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Critical thinking, consciousness of our prejudices, knowledge of the history about the white people domination and the masculine domination; the contruction of our thoughts
  • Indicators of success:

    the number of demands for going in the places where the pupils or the other publics are. The number of sellings or using our products (books, BD), the press audience.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Elisabeth Caillet, museologist
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    Enough time to work with others teachers
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    We need translations in other languages (english for instance), but mainly an other man or woman like Lilian Thuram...
  • Other comments or details:

    We need help to do what we do with only volonteers; we would like to have young researchers working on our themes to do better.