Cultural Acknowledgment

A Peacemaking Project by mariyem t.

What is the injustice we are solving?

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.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of lack of acknowledgement of different cultures and identity appreciation
we will address that everyone has a history and that it matters
by allowing people to share their cultures and family rituals through a culture night.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • 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

We will increase my / our compassion by...

learning wheee different people come from and their backgrounds.

How will you show courage?

By not only listening but also sharing my story.

How will you collaborate with others?

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

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

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

Key Steps

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

Reflection:

How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?

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

How did your community change as a result of your project?

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

How many people were impacted by your project?

150

Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?

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

How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?

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

What did your team learn?

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

What challenges did your team overcome?

Having to really lead this whole thing on our own.

How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?

Hopefully we want to make it a yearly thing.

What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?

Don’t give up

Our Updates:

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.

Comments:

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.

Best,
Brennan
 
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."
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/24109/dashboard

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:
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/24109/complete

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

Best,
Brennan
 
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:
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/24109/complete

Best,
Brennan