The Love of Manners

A Peacemaking Project by Janiecia A.

What is the injustice we are solving?

So often people say things that hurt others through jokes or poor manners. A way for manners to address bullying.

Comments:

Adrian B.
17 April 2018 11:26

Defining bullying is an important step to working to end it! How would you define bullying?  

Janiecia A.
12 April 2018 14:53

Defining bullying  

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:05

Hi Janiecia,

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  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
1 March 2018 10:29

Hi Janiecia -- thanks for posting this project! Sounds like you're concerned with the way people treat each other in your community -- even when they may not know their words hurt.

The awesome thing is that you have incredible power to solve this problem. Your peers are much more likely to listen to you than to any adult about this issue.

Can I make a suggestion? Write down the five things you wish people knew about how their words hurt others. Then think about how you might make people aware of those things. Is it teaching a workshop? Putting up posters? Organizing your friends for a word-of-mouth campaign? Whatever it is, we can help.

Check out this story from our Peace First Fellow, Matthew, who led an anti-bullying campaign at his school:
https://www.peacefirst.org/matthew-kaplan

This is awesome work -- how can we help?