March against gun violence

What is the injustice we are solving?
We will be protesting gun violence in schools.
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Adrian B.

April 05, 2018

Hi Destiny,

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
Kelsey T.

March 02, 2018

Hi Destiny! We're excited to have you on the platform -- thanks for posting your project. The way that gun violence is impacting schools is such a critical injustice -- thank you for being a peacemaker and putting your hand up to make a difference. We look forward to supporting you along the way!

If you haven't already read through these resources from Women's March Youth, they are a great place to start:
-Their toolkit:
https://www.womensmarch.com/enough-toolkit/
-Their FAQs:
https://www.womensmarch.com/enough-faq

Here are some other people doing similar work on the Peace First platform:

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

The next step in your peacemaking project is to explore the root causes of the injustice and create compassionate insight. Then you can create a plan and apply for a mini-grant when you are ready, if you need funding. Our tools can help with all of this:
https://www.peacefirst.org/peacemaking-tools

That's all for now-- keep up the great work and let us know how we can help!