whats so gay?

A Peacemaking Project by grace m.

What is the injustice we are solving?

discrimination against gays, by using gay to describe something.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of To overcome the homophobic language used in the schools
we will address We will address that using the word gay is not offence, but is a discrimination against gays.
by By educating and explaining in classes and school assemblies.

Comments:

Amy T.
19 July 2018 10:27

Hi grace,

This is just a reminder to submit your compassionate insight by July 20th to be on track for our UK Challenge. You’ve done incredible work so far; please let us know if we can support if you in any way!

Thanks,
Amy
 

Adrian B.
24 July 2018 20:56

Hi Grace,

I hope you're doing well! I'm checking in to see how your project is going--this work is so important, and i know that you choosing to address homophobic language in school will have a huge impact.

We have an active UK challenge right now, and I'd love for you to be able to be part of it! Your compassionate insight is awesome--you've worded it well, and have lots of great ideas in there. The only thing you need to tweak is the "we will address" section, where you put in your root cause. Why do you think people use homophobic language in schools? It seems like what you're saying right now is more of a part of the explanation you'll use as part of your solution. Figuring out why people use homophobic language (and there might be lots of different reasons) will help you figure out how to get them to change.

I hope that this helps. Please let me know if you need any help with thinking through the root cause. You're so close--just this one revision will get you ready to start planning out your project!

Best,
Adrian  

Tom B.
31 July 2018 13:48

Hi Grace,
I hope that your project is going well.
Have you managed to get any further with understanding the root causes of this important issue? Understanding why things happen is an essential part of changing them.
Good luck and please let us know if there is anything that we can do to support you.
Tom (Peace First)  

Adrian B.
15 August 2018 9:46

Hi Grace,

How's your project going? Let us know how we can support your work!

Warmly,
Adrian  

Adrian B.
27 August 2018 15:53

Hi Grace,

Hi Shelly,

I hope that you're doing well. I wanted to check in and encourage you to create your project plan soon--the mini-grant application is due at the end of the week to be part of the current UK challenge, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!

Let me know if you have any questions, or if we can help with this process. Looking forward to seeing what's next for your work!

Warmly,
Adrian