Racism Beyond Your Screens

A Peacemaking Project by Briana G.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Bringing awareness to the social-emotional and mental health aspects of racism. In modern times social media, environment, work industry, and more has drastically impacted people of color.

Comments:

Adrian B.
2 February 2018 14:14

Hi Briana!

Thanks so much for posting this project. The negative impacts of racism on people of color's social-emotional and mental health are real and very serious. I'm so glad that you're thinking about this issue and want to do something to make a change!

Now that you've identified the injustice you want to focus on, the next step is to understand this injustice more deeply. When you understand the root causes of a problem, you'll be able to address it where it starts--and that is huge!

One way to increase understanding is to talk to people who directly experience this injustice, to people who perpetuate this injustice, and to people who are already working to end this injustice. Here is a toolkit we have for that piece of the work: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/test-project-3/dashboard/understand-injustice

In addition, it can be helpful to read some on your own and do some research. Here are a few places to start:

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/minority-mental-health-statistics_us_57a4c099e4b021fd98787185
https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/black-girls-cut-too-self-harm-and-generational-pain-in-the-african-american-community/
http://www.creativesmartgirl.com/blog/5-mental-health-blogs-created-for-people-of-color
https://www.redefineenough.com/blog/5-mental-health-podcasts-by-therapists-of-color
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/people-color-and-mental-illness-project-will-move-you
https://restforresistance.com/zine/mental-health-is-different-for-people-of-colord

Let me know if this is helpful, if there are more resources you're looking for, and how we can best support you! I'm excited to witness this project unfolding!

Best,
Adrian

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:35

Hi Briana,

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