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Passports4Change: Gxrls of Color Dreaming&Making Possibility

Gxrls of color exploring the themes of liberation, creativity, vision-making, solidarity-building, and possibility through travel.

Passports4Change: Gxrls of Color Dreaming&Making Possibility

Gxrls of color exploring the themes of liberation, creativity, vision-making, solidarity-building, and possibility through travel.

$286
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 17 2018 12:33 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 17, 2018

About

Passports4Change is a program designed by Dreamers4Change Foundation and it is built on the premise of travel as a vital tool of learning. The program is specifically designed to support girls of color but in 2019 we will be creating a program specifically for boys of color. Passports4Change is NOT a study abroad program. It is NOT a luxury trip. It is NOT a destination trip. It IS a learning experience that utilizes travel to explore the intersections of race, class, gender, citizenship on other intersecting oppressions. We work toward articulating our own politics of location, then we move toward situating ourselves in the global world, then we investigate how colonialism, imperialism and other political formations often determine and shape our lives. We end our program with an emphasis on imagination, vision-making, and creating. We know the world we imagine will not emerge without work and so we ground our program in doing the work. Most of all we believe more than ever that poverty should not limit ones life chances and all too often it does. Girls of Color should not be punished because of the socioeconomic class they were born into. Passports4Change hopes to provide girls with the experience of a lifetime. We want our girls to experience the genuine joy of possibility that can only be experienced via travel. We then want them to use their imaginations to create a new world. Joy. Possibility. Imagination. This is what Passports4Change is about.

Our 2018 destination is SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

Our program is grounded in vision-making and creativity. As we engage in travel as our vehicle through which to learn, we also document our experiences. We do this through photography and vision-mapping. We believe that as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon suggests, "As the world becomes increasingly global we need global solutions." As such we engage our youth in a travel experience that aims to help them map the interconnectedness of global communities. First and foremost we build relationships with local communities. We do this by participating in community conversations, visiting local events, and arranging opportunities to experience the community with local people. We also engage in a variety of activities ranging from outdoor adventures, hiking, fishing, visiting local universities, engaging in a community service project with local communities, visiting historical sites, eating local cuisine, cooking classes, visiting local museums, attending local performances, interviewing local people, and a host of other activities. Each youth will have an opportunity to document their experiences and create a visual/auditory project to express their experiences. Upon returning as a group we work on a community project to bring what we learned back home. Our program participants, many whom live in communities that are facing complex challenges, are centered as experts on their own lives and experiences. We believe this travel experience offers them a way to imagine a new future for themselves and their larger community. And so we take all we learned as a foundation to do the work.

ALL funds are used to directly benefit youth.

Risks and challenges

Just like travel, every project is full of risks. But we are determined to meet every challenge with grace and the spirit of possibility. As we embark on making this program a reality we are taking many risks: not raising enough funds for our program to continue, not being able to secure affordable airfare, not having access to affordable accommodations. We risk youth not being ready to complete an international trip abroad. Most of all if we don't do this we risk never knowing just how life-changing this program could be. And so we are prepared to meet every risk with the belief that we can and will make this happen.

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    Dream-Believer

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    • Thank you video from Dreamers4Change Foundation
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    Dream-Giver

    Thank you for this generous donation. We are so grateful.

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    Dream-Sower

    This contribution will allow a youth to have 3 full days of meals covered or 2 excursion activities.

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    Passport-Dreamer

    This generous gift will allow us to sponsor a passport for 1 youth.

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    Dream-Maker

    This contribution will allow us to ensure that one of our program youth has access to attend our program completely free of charge.

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    • Dreamers4Change Foundation T-shirt
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Funding period

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