Educational LGBTQI+ Timeline

A Peacemaking Project by Rebecca L.

What is the injustice we are solving?

In my school, many people don't know anything about the history of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement. This causes students to not be understanding and they end up homophobic.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of LGBTQIA+ discrimination
we will address Lack of education about LGBTQIA topics
by Making and displaying an educational timeline about LGBT history.

Comments:

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 13:22

Hi Rebecca,

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 for the Accelerator 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 an Accelerator, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can support your project in any way! :)

Best,
Adrian  

Kelsey T.
26 March 2018 19:57

Hi Rebecca! We're excited to hear more about your timeline! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.

The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.

Check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan: https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Then, through your dashboard you can record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let us know if you have questions. We're looking forward to supporting your project!
 

Kelsey T.
27 February 2018 15:50

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for posting this incredible project and standing up for tolerance and LGBTQI+ communities! I think your idea to create a timeline to help educate people is brilliant -- it sounds like an engaging way to spread awareness.

As part of the Peace First team, I wanted to provide you with Feedback for your Compassionate Insight. We provide insight feedback to help teams further strengthen their ideas as they head into the plan phase.

Your insight is very strong -- you've identified a clear root cause for the discrimination (lack of knowledge/education), and have developed an idea to directly respond to that. One thing that I think will be important to consider is how you can use the timeline to help promote empathy and compassion amongst those who read it. I do think that greater awareness of the history and experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals can go a long way to responding to homophobia and discrimination, but I think it will be important to consider how to make the human experience stand out in the timeline -- since timelines with facts and figures can often feel a bit stiff. What can you do to make sure that when people engage with this history they are thinking about the human experience? How can you involve diverse LGBTQIA+ voices and individuals in the process to tell their own stories to help others gain a deeper understanding of who they are?

Keep up the awesome work -- so excited to hear more!