Cultural Acknowledgment

Un proyecto de construcción de paz de mariyem t.

¿Cuál es la injusticia que estamos intentando resolver?

At my school they really like to emphasize on how diverse it is and use it to better their reputation. Yet they don’t bother to go further and really acknowledge the different cultures and backgrounds present within our school.

Nuestra Idea Compasiva

Para resolver la injusticia de lack of acknowledgement of different cultures and identity appreciation
Abordaremos that everyone has a history and that it matters
A través de allowing people to share their cultures and family rituals through a culture night.

Nuestro plan:


  • i want to make a culture night where a lot of different cultures can come together and everyone can learn about each other.
  • a lot of different cultural foods
  • stations maybe fun facts
  • guess the flag games +facts
  • performances
  • talk to the deans about what to do to make it happen

Aumentaremos mi / nuestra compasión por medio de...

learning wheee different people come from and their backgrounds.

¿Cómo mostrarás coraje (valentía)?

By not only listening but also sharing my story.

¿Cómo colaborarán con otros/as?

i will gather many people from many different backgrounds to share their stories and what makes them. Themselves.

¿Cómo sabrás que te estás moviendo en la dirección correcta? (¿Cuáles son las formas específicas en que puedes medir tu impacto?)

By creating a list and checking off all the things i need to complete in an organized manner.

Pasos clave

  • Talk to deans
  • Create a group
  • Find students who are willing to participate
  • Set a date
  • Make an agenda
  • Get the funding


¿Cómo profundizó el proyecto la comprensión de la injusticia en tu equipo?

This project really showed me the importance of acknowledging different cultures and where everyone comes from.

¿Cómo cambió tu comunidad como resultado de tu proyecto?

More people in my community now feel a sense of actual community because there’s this new comfortability and support system in a way.

¿Cuántas personas fueron impactadas por tu proyecto?


In addition to those directly impacted, are there additional people you feel were indirectly indirectly impacted or reached? If so, how many? (This might include people who read about your project, families of people that attended your workshops or received services, etc.)

it’s a rough estimate of all the people who came.

¿De qué manera aprendió más tu equipo sobre las personas afectadas por la injusticia?

Because we really got to learn more about people who aren’t even quite outspoken.

¿Qué aprendió tu equipo?

That we have the power to make change in our school.

¿Qué desafíos superó tu equipo?

Having to really lead this whole thing on our own.

¿Cómo involucraste a otros en el diseño, la realización o la expansión de este proyecto?

Hopefully we want to make it a yearly thing.

¿Qué consejo le darías a alguien que inicia un proyecto de paz?

Don’t give up

Nuestras actualizaciones:

Culture night

mariyem t.
6 October 2019 14:48
We successfully hosted a culture night at my school. There was so much to do and everyone had fun. As well as lot of different foods.


RaulPF C.
2 March 2019 17:33
Welcome to the community, Mariyem! We are so glad that you and your team have decided to share your project with the community at Peace First and we are looking forward to supporting your work!
Brennan L. Peace First Staff
3 September 2019 16:08
Hi Mariyem,

My name is Brennan, and I'm a Fellow-in-Residence here at Peace First. I saw that you are working on a project supported by a Peace First mini-grant, and just wanted to check in. I hope all is well with you and your project. It sounds like you're doing amazing work!

How are things going? Do you have any updates to share? We'd love to hear from you -- please remember to submit your reflection when possible.

mariyem t.
23 September 2019 23:45
I do have updates actually, i’m just having trouble finding where to submit my reflection.
Brennan L. Peace First Staff
24 September 2019 17:13
Hi Mariyem,

If you open up your project dashboard using this link, you can post any updates under Stage 4: Act, "Post an Update."

When you are ready to submit the final reflection, clicking through this link will mark your project goals as completed and unlock the final reflection questions:

Thanks for your work on this! Let me know if you have any questions.

Brennan L. Peace First Staff
7 October 2019 14:47
Hi Mariyem,

It's great to see your project update! Awesome work, thank you for sharing. How did you feel about hosting the event?

When you are ready to submit the final reflection, clicking through this link will mark your project goals as completed and unlock the final reflection questions: