Who We Are: Youth Perspectives on Modern Discrimination
A Peacemaking Project by Felissa M.
What is the injustice we are solving?
My project will solve the injustice of those who use stereotypes to judge others instead of getting to know them first.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of discrimination
we will address how stereotypes are used to pass judgment on others.
by creating a documentary of youth sharing their experiences with stereotypes in order to prove that isn’t the reality we live in.
Our Project Plan:
- Is to show our documentary of youth sharing their experiences with stereotypes in order to prove that isn’t the reality we live in.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
We will increase our compassion by having showings of our documentary to people. Also, explain the reason it was made and talk about our thought processes for it.
How will you show courage?
We have shown courage by shedding a light on discrimination and showing how people has felt about it.
How will you collaborate with others?
We will collaborate with others by working out a time to show our documentary and ask for feedback for what we can improve on. As in working with Global Concepts Charter High School and 4-H clubs
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
We will know by the responses we get from our showings of our documentary and see how it affects others.
- 1. Get approval from school/4-H club to host the event.
- 2. Get funding for refreshments.
- 3. Make flyers/announcements for showing times
- 4. Documentary premieres.
How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?
It deepened our understanding by making us think of the future. We want to show more people our documentary and try to more changes to people's views of each other.
How did your community change as a result of your project?
It changed by having people feel empowered that youth is speaking up to injustice and taking a step further on this issue.
How many people were impacted by your project?
Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?
I came up with this number because we had two showings of our documentary, one at a 4-H club and another at Global Concepts Charter School. They asked thought provoking questions and gave wonderful advice to for our documentary.
How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?
We learned from our own experiences and talking to others about their experience. As well as have a civil discussion about what can do to help those affected.
What did your team learn?
We learned to spread our message more clearly to our audiences. Also, be open to add more things to our documentary to make it more modern.
What challenges did your team overcome?
We overcame technical difficulties and finalizing the details to when we will show our documentary.
How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?
Yes we have, we involved people apart of 4-H for feedback on our project. Also, involved friends on thoughts of design and sound.
What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?
My advice would be to have everything you need in order. You need an organized plan in order for you to succeed in your goals. As well as keep in mind there may be obstacles in your way.