Rachel Lee ‘08 and Danielle Moran ‘10 have been awarded the Davis United World College Scholars Davis Projects for Peace prize for their project entitled "Building New Mythology: Theater for Peace in New Orleans".
“Through a series of workshops with young women in New Orleans we will use drama and storytelling techniques first to explore how mythology functions within communities, and then to generate new, positive mythologies about home and neighborhood. The project will involve youth from different neighborhoods in an artistic partnership, and will culminate in a final performance that brings together members of the wider New Orleans community for entertainment, celebration and discussion.”
100 Projects for Peace an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2008. Through a competition on over 85 campuses, 100 projects were selected for funding at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and tryout their own ideas for building peace in the 21st century.
Students with queries may contact the fellowships office. For more information visit projectsforpeace.org.