Friday, December 18, 2020

I Am a Peacebuilder

This post is for the Civic Term class Global Peace. In the three weeks of this class we covered sarvodaya, satyagraha, and Sharpe's 198 Nonviolent Methods of Nonviolence. Sarvodaya and satyagraha were concepts by Gandhi. Sarvodaya explains that all are rising and is supposed to be an answer to all "isms" such as capitalism or communism. The large list of nonviolent methods consists of speeches, marches, strikes, physical interventions, peaceful noncooperation, boycotts, and more. For this project I chose to focus on homelessness in Chicago. In the large city you can find tent cities or people camped on the street in many places. With the weather in Chicago living outside with only a small shelter or none at all can be difficult for surviving. The city is also dotted with empty lots or abandoned land. I believe these plots of land can be redesigned into housing for the homeless. Each person or group of persons depending on their situation would have a small residence where their basic needs can be met. These small homes can be made from shipping containers or regular house materials to provide a safe shelter. Below is a presentation further explaining this idea.


At this stage when this post uploads I am not fully complete with this project or movement. I would like to continue working on this because it is very important that we help our fellow citizens. Not only could this add some new flair and meaning to our neighborhoods, we are creating a private space where Chicagoans can have access to food, water, sanitation, etc. I encourage helping the homeless when you can and perhaps creating small talk if possible. I have also done some volunteering before to provide meals for the homeless. If you like this idea of course share it in your city wherever you are in the world. Thank you for reading.

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I Am a Peacebuilder

This post is for the Civic Term class Global Peace. In the three weeks of this class we covered sarvodaya, satyagraha, and Sharpe's 198 ...