Great Lakes PeaceJam: Ending Hate and Intolerance

Goal: $ 8000

No of Donation: 177

 

 

Goal: $ 8000
Amount Raised: $ 5498
Remaining : $ 2502
No of Donation : 177
Category : Education
Url : http://www.greatlakespeacejam.org
Contact Number : 2694927750
Address : 625 Harrison Street #2
State : Kalamazoo
City : Michigan
Country : US
Zipcode : 49007

Challenge

Our society is faced with increasing levels of fear-based and often media-induced anger at the "other." This anger leads to homophobia and racial and religious intolerance. The risk of outbreaks of violence is high, but the more immediate risk is a broadening divide between groups of people who have no reason to dislike or fear each other. Our youth are especially vulnerable as they are hearing conflicting information from their families, their schools, the media, and their places of worship.

Solution

Is is the mission of Seeding Change to develop life-long, civically-active, and globally-aware leaders of peace and justice.
Great Lakes PeaceJam works with young people ages 14-18 to overcome increasing levels of homophobia and racial and religious intolerance in our society through action, advocacy, and compassion.

Long-Term Impact

Our project will educate over two hundred youth from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio on how to create service projects in their communities. These youth in turn will heal their communities of fear and hatred through their action and advocacy.

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