Lack of resources in the Black Community causes high rates of violence

A Peacemaking Project by David B.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Everyone deserves to live in a safe and quality community despite social economic status. Lack of investment into schools, hospitals, jobs and other forms of economic needs is immoral and a violation of basic human rights to thrive.

Our Updates:

Addressing Violence in the Community through Media-Whose Streets

David B. 31 December 1969 19:00 Dixon students participated in the movie screening of "Whose Streets" where they observed the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown by police. We observed how the community galvanized to organize around solutions such as police accountability and addressing gun violence. Students observed a panel discussion about the film

Peace First Student Forum

David B. 31 December 1969 19:00 The peace forum was an opportunity for students to share their opinions and thoughts around violence in the community. Peace First participants were asked about their personal experiences with the violence in their communities and their personal experiences with violence. Police Violence, and Community Centers for youth were among the topics that were addressed.  Please share in the comments your opinions and comments about the forum in your comments. Thank you!!


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 13:48

Hi David,

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 help in any way!