PeaceJam is a US-based global youth organization led by Nobel Peace laureates. It was founded by musical artist Ivan Suvanjieff and his wife, the economist Dawn Engle in 1993. Their vision was for PeaceJam to serve as an educational outreach program on behalf of Nobel laureates to mentor students of all ages in peace literacy. It is Brattleboro’s good fortune to have our own “homegrown” laureate. Jody Williams, a graduate of BUHS, lived in Putney, Vt. in 1997 when she won the prize for her work in the launching of an international campaign against landmines. By 1997, thanks to her strength and organizational talent, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) had 1,000 organizations from 60 countries on its list of members.
On May 17, the Windham World Affairs Council brought Jody Williams to address Brattleboro Union High School Students. (See Reformer article here) With support from a new ‘PeaceJam Task Force’ at WWAC, Williams, a member of the Windham World Affairs Council, launched a PeaceJam ‘Ambassadors Program’ at BUHS.
Scroll down to learn more about our PeaceJam chapter. We could use your support. For more information or to become involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in supporting the students of PeaceJam at Brattleboro Union High School.
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