Medford Speaks and Listens

A Peacemaking Project by AJ O.

What is the injustice we are solving?

With these discussions, I hope that the Medford Public school system can be more open and understanding of the different types of people that walk all sorts of paths. Whether that be they identify as a gender different than the one that was assigned to them at birth, or they favor a more conservative standpoint on politics. I may not follow the same beliefs on certain topics, but it does not mean I do not want to understand where they are coming from. Our school is diverse and fairly open, but that doesn't mean there isn't more that we can do. If we can make an active choice in changing the way we interact with one another, then we can be work together to make major change in our city and our country.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:16
Hi AJ,

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 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!

Fish S. Peace First Staff
10 January 2018 17:29
Hi AJ -- thanks for speaking up and taking a stand. We're excited to help you make Medford a place where everyone listens and everyone belongs.

Do you have a sense of how you want to go about that? If not, that's OK -- we can help you plan! You can use some of our tools to start thinking about how you might address these issues:

Let us know what you're thinking of doing next, and how we can help!
RaulPF C.
2 January 2018 11:04
Thanks for sharing your project, AJ! It is inspiring to read about your interest in making Medford Public Schools more open and understanding. Do you have an idea of how you want to tackle this? How can we help?