Heroes Make History

A Peacemaking Project by Tony W.

What is the injustice we are solving?

My project will combat media misrepresentation of minority groups.

Comments:

Adrian B.
13 February 2018 9:57

Hi Tony,

Thanks so much for posting this project! I'm excited that you're taking on the topic of misrepresentation of marginalized communities in the media. Tell me more--are there specific groups whose misrepresentation you want to address? Or do you have specific ideas about how you want to address this?

One thing I thought about right off the bat is the Allied Media Conference--it's devoted to social justice in media, and stopping media misrepresentation. You can check it out here: https://www.alliedmedia.org/amc

You also can connect with other folks on our platform working on media-based projects. Here are a few of them:

https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/females-being-sexually-exploited-social-media
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/media-bias
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/students-my-school-dont-have-access-diverse-young-adult-books
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/alphabet-soup

Let us know how we can support you--looking forward to seeing how this project unfolds!

Best,
Adrian

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:52

Hi Tony,

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