Figure 600,000 youth taking part in one million acts of kindles and then one will comprehend what PeaceJam has accomplished. Yet PeaceJam also connects youth globally with Nobel Peace Prize laureates to build character traits and inspire.
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize laureate will speak the 3rd Annual Hero Awards Luncheon. Williams is an international ambassador for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Peace Prize for her work within that organization. She is also spearheading the Nobel Women’s Initiative with Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire.
Ryan J. Hanschen, development and program coordinator at the PeaceJam Foundation, Gianina Horton, former PeaceJam participant and Colorado College PeaceJam club organizer and Ana Dodson, the keynote speaker for the upcoming PeaceJam Slam on November 19th are part of what makes PeaceJam all-age-encompassing. Peacejam gives participant’s voices power by providing tools and global connections such as building hope and skillsets. PeaceJam’s youth can relate to other disadvantaged youth globally and can take action now by joining the PeaceJam Slam.
Anna Dodson quoted Mother Teresa saying, “If you can’t feed 100 people, then just feed one.” She challenges other youth, “Don’t wait for tomorrow, make small difference today,” simply by opening the door for someone or helping cook dinner.