The effects of Structural violence

A Peacemaking Project by TreyVon N.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Influence the social context of the community in Louisville through the demonstrations,presentations and workshops to promote positive racial identity and foster community dialogue around difficult issues such as racial and social justice. In doing so, I hope to raise critical consciousness in a effort to promote racial justice, mobilize community action, education on structural violence and reduce youth violence.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Structural violence
we will address Systemic racism, Lack of reform,and white supremacy
by Trauma informed care, Training's, workshops,and expos/activities

Comments:

Clare W.
8 June 2018 10:40

Hi TreyVon!

We're checking in because you haven't submitted your reflection yet. Reflections were due on May 31 as a part of your mini-grant award. Please submit your reflection as soon as you can. We're looking forward to hearing about how your project went!  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
17 April 2018 13:54

TreyVon, all of these sound like awesome plans. We're with you!

I think a survey sounds great -- do you want help developing this? Happy to brainstorm with you about the outcomes you want to affect and how a survey can measure those.

I think bringing multiple people in to share sounds great as well.

And we'd be happy to help you think about how to build connections with new organizations and agencies! I think the best first step, though, is to do the workshop with organizations you already know, and get some good results on your surveys (and good video!). This will open many doors for you!  

TreyVon N.
10 April 2018 17:25

Are there things you want participants in your session to learn, and can you measure those?
- I believe i want my audience to become more aware of social ills and violence that is not exposed on a regular basis. These outcomes can be measured by a survey or the calls to actions that will by inside my presentation.
How do you plan to involve multiple people, including folks who experience systemic violence in different ways, in creating and updating the workshops?
-I plan to involve multiple people by bring them in to share there stories and experiences. I will also link current events into issues mentioned in my presentation.
How do you plan to hold these workshops, and when? Can we help you plan that or reach out to folks
-i plan to recruit and coordinate with organizations, agencies that i have already been connected to. I would love if i could present this workshop worldwide and to get as many engagements as possible


 

Fish S. Peace First Staff
6 April 2018 16:51

Hi TreyVon! Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a Peace First Challenge mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

The mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below

Strengths:
As I mentioned before, your compassionate insight is incredibly strong! You have a great basis for your project -- this is a serious issue and you offer a compelling solution. I'm interested to learn more about your workshops, but it sounds like you have a good approach and I am glad that you're working to reach out far and wide within your community.

Things to consider (Opportunities to further strengthen the project)
Your project seems amazing, but I do want to know more about it. I hope you'll let us know more about a few things:

-One thing that we hope you will do is come up with some specific indicators that let you know you are moving in the right direction. Are there things you want participants in your session to learn, and can you measure those?

-How do you plan to involve multiple people, including folks who experience systemic violence in different ways, in creating and updating the workshops?

-How do you plan to hold these workshops, and when? Can we help you plan that or reach out to folks?

Congratulations and best of luck with your project! Let us know how we can help.
 

Fish S. Peace First Staff
2 April 2018 22:11

Hi TreyVon! My name is Fish and I'm a member of the Peace First team. As part of the process, we offer folks feedback at multiple points during their project -- one of these is the compassionate insight! (Someone will also give you feedback on your mini-grant application soon.)

I think your passionate insight is powerful! Structural violence is a serious issue. (I'd love to hear you share more thoughts about what it is, and how it shows up, so that other young people can learn from your descriptions.) And I think the root causes you listed are really sound -- as is your solution. I love your excitement about building consciousness, and I particularly like your recognition that dealing with the trauma of structural violence will be a key part of the work. Do you have experience running trauma-informed programming? If not, would you like us to connect you with some resources?

With your plan, I'm interested about the kinds of changes you hope to see. What are you imagining will be the result of these workshops?

Let us know if we can help as you develop the workshops -- happy to look things over and help bring in other youth voices.

Warmly,
Fish