Diversity training in Schools

A Peacemaking Project by Allesandra A.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The injustices my project will solve are those of exclusion and bullying. I believe that promoting diversity within the education system will be able to decrease the amount of bullying in schools causing children to feel more safe and accepted in and outside of school walls.

Comments:

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:09

Hi Allesandra,
We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian  

Adrian B.
22 February 2018 14:18

Hi Allesandra!

Thanks so much for posting this project! I love that you're planning to address bullying via diversity education--what a great way to get at the root cause of prejudiced bullying!

One thing we suggest for people who are still planning their projects is to take a deep dive into understanding the root causes of the injustice they're focusing on. Why is it that marginalized students are bullied at higher rates? It can be helpful to talk to people who directly experience this injustice, people who cause it, and other people who are already working to solve it. Here's a link on how to interview folks on this topic: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/test-project-3/dashboard/understand-injustice

I also wanted to let you know about an opportunity coming up soon. While you can create a project at any time to be eligible for a $250 mini-grant, if you start a project and submit your compassionate insight by February 28th, you can participate in the Peace First Challenge with other young people from around the country, and can apply to attend a spring Peace First Accelerator Conference!

I also want to connect you to other projects on our platform who are doing similar work. There are many of them! Here are a few:

https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/discrimination-and-bullying-based-sexual-orientation
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/bullying-affects-students-everywhere-and-peer-education-can-fix-it
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/bullying-and-its-effects-lgbt-community
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/update/comic-2-comic-strip-end-bullying
https://www.peacefirst.org/questions/what-kind-project-wld-best-focus-students-who-bully-not-just-victims-bullying

And here are some great resources and readings about prejudicial bullying:

https://www.glsen.org/educate/resources/lesson-plans
https://www.seventeen.com/health/a25129/anti-bullying-organizations/
http://www.antibullyingworks.co.uk/resources/types-of-bullying/prejudice-based-bullying/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-study-rates-of-anti-lgbtq-school-bullying-at-unprecedented-high
http://pages.vassar.edu/children-of-immigration/2014/12/15/bullying-based-on-assumptions-immigrant-student-interactions-in-american-schools/
http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/01/24/disabled-students-bullying

Let me know if you have any questions, or if there are other ways we can support you! I'm excited to see how this project unfolds.

Best,
Adrian