Who We Are: Youth Perspectives on Modern Discrimination

What is the injustice we are solving?
My project will solve the injustice of those who use stereotypes to judge others instead of getting to know them first.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
we will address
how stereotypes are used to pass judgment on others.
creating a documentary of youth sharing their experiences with stereotypes in order to prove that isn’t the reality we live in.
Our Plan
Our Project Goals
Is to show our documentary of youth sharing their experiences with stereotypes in order to prove that isn’t the reality we live in.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
We will increase our compassion by having showings of our documentary to people. Also, explain the reason it was made and talk about our thought processes for it.
How will you show courage?
We have shown courage by shedding a light on discrimination and showing how people has felt about it.

How will you collaborate with others?
We will collaborate with others by working out a time to show our documentary and ask for feedback for what we can improve on. As in working with Global Concepts Charter High School and 4-H clubs
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
We will know by the responses we get from our showings of our documentary and see how it affects others.
Create a list of key steps you will take
1. Get approval from school/4-H club to host the event.
2. Get funding for refreshments.
3. Make flyers/announcements for showing times
4. Documentary premieres.
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Fish S.

April 13, 2018

Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a Peace First Challenge mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

The mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below.

Felissa, as I've mentioned, this is an awesome idea -- film has such power to change people's minds, and stereotypes need to be challenged. Thanks for having the courage to take on this problem head-on as an artist. It's great that you're thinking really intentionally about spreading the word, and also about getting feedback. Your plan seems like a good one! It sounds like you've already made the documentary -- can you share that here? I know we'd all be really interested to see it.

Things to Consider:
I'm interested to hear more about what you'd like participants to get out of watching your documentary. Are there specific things you hope they learn? Are there ways you'd like them to change their minds? We'd love to help you think more about how you can decide what outcomes you want to measure and then track them with a survey. That will give you a better picture of how you're changing minds. Do you plan on doing any follow-up discussion after the film?

Congratulations and best of luck with your project! Please let us know how we can help this come together!
Fish S.

March 26, 2018

Hi Felissa!

We're excited to hear more about your ideas to address this important injustice! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.

The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.

As you craft your plan, be sure to consider the feedback we gave you on your compassionate insight, and check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan: https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Then, through your dashboard you can make any changes you want to make to your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let us know if you have questions or if we can help in any way. We're looking forward to supporting your project!
Fish S.

February 22, 2018

Hi Felissa! I'm a member of the Peace First team. Thanks for sharing your Compassionate Insight - as part of the process, I wanted to give you some feedback!

Your insight is really clear, crisp, and powerful. Discrimination is a true and harmful injustice, stereotypes are a clear root cause, and creating a documentary for young people to share experiences and break stereotypes is a powerful way to address this issue! I think your insight is ready to go -- the only thing you could do to improve it would be to dig a little more into your thoughts on discrimination, and tell us more about how this shows up in your community.

How can we help with your next steps? Creating a documentary is a big task, but it's also such an effective way of storytelling. We're happy to connect you to other young people who have made documentaries for their peacemaking projects, as well -- let us know how we can support you!
Fish S.

February 01, 2018

Hi Felissa! Thanks for sharing this project with us! Really excited to help you promote equality -- however we can.

Can you tell us a little more about what you see as the problem? How is inequality showing up in your community? Do you see any solutions?

Let us know how we can help! :)