Opening Minds in Our Village

A Peacemaking Project by Addy B.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Racism is a problem in my small town. We don't have a lot of exposure to diversity and I want to bring people together to open minds and hearts.

Comments:

Fish S.
1 February 2018 13:29

Hi Addy -- thanks for sharing this with us. Thanks for having the courage to speak up and work on an issue that's hard -- but necessary -- to talk about, and to think critically about ways to make your community better. What town do you live in?

I love your vision -- bringing people together, opening minds and hearts. It's a very hopeful and loving vision for ending racism, and I know with that compassion at the core you'll win many people over!

Do you have an idea of what you want to do next? If so, let us know how we can help!

If not, here's my suggestion for a next step. Sounds like you're ready to have some hard conversations. I'd encourage you to do some digging to find out the root causes of racism in your town. Why do people believe the way they do? Then, once you've done those interviews, you may have a clearer picture of the steps you can take to solve the problem. You can use this tool here to help: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others

Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help. Really excited to see what you do with this project!

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:34

Hi Addy,

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!

Best,
Adrian