A Peacemaking Project by Andie M.
What is the injustice we are solving?
As youth, all of the bills, laws and policies going through the government at this time affects us the most, and changes the course of our future. It makes sense then that youth should have a role and an understanding of whats going on in our political climate, right? One problem that I have noticed with my peers is that we have a little awareness of the actions taken by the government, but sometimes we don't know how to interpret it or what we can do in response. And sometimes we don't have any idea what's going on or what kinds of social injustices mean. This project would be an app, called Education Generation, that would be a tool for young people to learn more about different kinds of social injustices and movements that are happening, such as the BLM movement and women's rights movement. This app would also give education on certain bills and policies going through the government and who and what they are affecting. It would also provide advice and resources on how to act and what to do if certain issues, injustices, or laws/bills concern you. Lastly there would also be a public space where different organizations would be able to post events like marches and rallies or legislative boot camps or even as small as the next Black Lives Matter meeting in your area. As we progress in our world as people, and as a generation, we get more familiar with technology and the internet, and it helps us define us as individuals. By connecting with youth on a level that we understand it will help us get the education we need to make change and use our powerful voice.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of Awareness of the Political Climate
we will address The lack of communication and resources for understanding and ability to take action.
by Creating an app, called Education Generation, that would be a tool for young people to learn more about different kinds of social injustices and movements that are happening, such as the BLM movement and women's rights movement. This app would also give e
Our Project Plan:
- Get funding
- Create alliances and friendships among other activist organizations
- Work with other organizations on development of the app
We will increase my / our compassion by...
Working with youth and other users of the app.
How will you show courage?
By staring in the face of our government and other leaders against youth leadership by learning how to exercise of voices in the pursuit of change.
How will you collaborate with others?
By creating alliances with those who support our cause.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
Seeing how many people utilize the app and how effective it is in bringing people/youth to certain events and functions dealing with creating change.
- Reach out to Spy Hop for help on developing app
- Apply for grants to fund app
- Create publicity to get people to use app
- Reach out to organizations and get them to utilize app as well