Raising Awareness for Tougher Gun Control Laws

A Peacemaking Project by deleted a.

What is the injustice we are solving?

It will bring awareness that students should not feel safe in any school if tougher gun control laws are not passed. As students, we deserve to receive an education without fear. It is not appropriate for innocent people to be dying at school. The solution is not "arm our teachers," but rather using our First Amendment rights to achieve what we believe is best for us.

Comments:

Fish S.
1 March 2018 9:56

Hi Emily-- thanks for having the courage to start this project. You're right -- everyone deserves to feel safe in school. And you're right -- young people deserve to be heard, and should use their first amendment rights to fight for their safety.

Sounds like you're frustrated and ready to fight back. We're right here with you. Three things to think about that might help you figure out what to do next:
(1) following what other young people are doing around the country,
(2) talking to the people you disagree with - and seeing if any interesting ideas come out of those conversations (ways you can change their behavior, and
(3) talking to friends and classmates who have the same concerns you do, and seeing what they want to work on.

The next step is to share your Compassionate Insight -- your thoughts on the injustice and your big idea for making change -- with us by Feb 28th. You can do that on your project dashboard. From what you've shared with us, sounds like you're almost there.

We've got your back on this -- we're ready to help you raise awareness and advocate for change. How can we help?

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:05

Hi Emily,

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