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100 Projects for Peace

Emma Redden '15 and Jeffrey From ’15 have been awarded the Davis United World College Scholars
100 for Peace prize
For their project entitled “Peace Bound: Portraits for Non-Violence
Description of their project:
“Our objective is to employ the universal language of visual art to illustrate solidarity with victims of domestic violence with the intention of reducing their feelings of isolation. Although we will undoubtedly collaborate with people who have personal experience with domestic violence, our objective is not to seek out victims, but rather to offer the general public as well as employees at domestic violence service centers (DVCS) the opportunity to speak out publicly against this violent social epidemic.”
“We will drive across the United States and stop at pre-determined cities and towns to speak with people who work with victims of domestic violence as well as ordinary citizens. Traveling to all parts of the United States provides geographic diversity that is integral to the success of our project. Domestic violence is an issue that spans racial-ethnic, socio-economic, geographic, and age boundaries and it is important that our product reflects the social diversity that this problem affects…”
“Traveling by car, we will take the portraits with black and white film and have the film developed along the way. We will bring a scanner to scan the sheets with people’s answers and use Photoshop to overlay the images. We will stop at libraries and Wi-fi locations to upload to the blog.  We will have each participant sign a Human Subjects Consent Form, which we will obtain from Vassar College. We will have the books bound at a local Poughkeepsie press.”

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 2013. 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.