School Walkout Against Gun Violence

A Peacemaking Project by Malerie H.

What is the injustice we are solving?

A school walkout will prove to our leaders that gun violence is a serious issue and that students deserve to have a safe environment to learn. We can't allow people in positions of political power to determine our worth anymore so it's time to fight back.

Comments:

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
5 April 2018 14:59

Hi Malerie,

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  

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
21 February 2018 13:21

Hi Malerie!

Thanks so much for posting this project. I love that you're thinking about ways to address gun violence. Are you connected with other students and organizations doing this work? Here's a link to actions coming up, in case it's helpful: http://time.com/5165794/student-protests-walkouts-florida-school-shooting/

And here are some other people doing similar work on the PeaceFirst platform:

https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/bake-action-against-gun-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/youth-rally-end-gun-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/gun-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/quaker-teen-march-against-gun-violence

And some stories and articles, too:
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/never-again-students-stand-against-gun-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/finding-solution-gun-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/peace-first-duets-arne-duncan-and-mary-pat-hector-discuss-gun-violence-chicago

I also wanted to let you know about an opportunity coming up soon. While you can create a project at any time to be eligible for a $250 mini-grant, if you start a project and submit your compassionate insight by February 28th, you can participate in the Peace First Challenge with other young people from around the country, and can apply to attend a spring Peace First Accelerator Conference!

Thanks so much for doing this important work. Let us know if you have any questions, and if there are other ways we can support you!