Apr 03

YWP Wins Grant to Promote Tolerance

Young Writers Project has been awarded a national grant to foster understanding of and reduce bias against Muslims.
YWP is one of 11 national organizations receiving funding through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts. YWP's grant — $90,000, over two years —will "engage Muslim and non-Muslim youth in Vermont with storytelling, performances and publication of work that expand their understanding of Muslim cultures and related social justice issues."
YWP director Geoffrey Gevalt, alluding to the current "intolerance and incivility in our political climate and society," told Seven Days that the project is particularly well timed. "It's more important now than ever people understand differences and try to be more accepting and tolerant," Gevalt said.

Read the full story in Seven Days!