CURRENT PEAECJAM NOBEL LAURETES
The Dalai Lama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his nonviolent efforts to resolve the Tibetan conflict and for his worldwide role as a man of peace and advocate for the environment.
Betty Williams, along with Mairead Corrigan Maguire, was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her efforts to create a grassroots movement to end the violence in Northern Ireland. She currently serves as the president of World Centers of Compassion for Children.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her work as a peaceful advocate of native Indian rights in Central America and for her leadership among indigenous peoples worldwide.Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the years of conflict and war in Central America.Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his courageous leadership in efforts to find a nonviolent solution to the conflicts over the policy of apartheid in South Africa.
Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her nonviolent leadership of the democratic opposition in Burma, following the principles of Gandhi. She has been under house arrest since 1989.
Máiread Corrigan Maguire, along with Betty Williams, was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her efforts to create a grassroots movement to end the violence in Northern Ireland. She continues to work for peace and understanding in Ireland and around the world.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his leadership for human rights and true democracy for the people of Latin America.
José Ramos-Horta was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his sustained efforts to end the oppression of the East Timorese people.
Jody Williams of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work in creating an international treaty to ban landmines and for the clearing of anti-personnel landmine fields.
Sir Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombs being dropped on Japan, for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms.
Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her efforts for democracy, peace, and women's rights in the Middle East
.Leymah Gbowee, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her nonviolent efforts to end the civil war in Liberia.
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youthrive is the Upper Midwest Affiliate of the PeaceJam Foundation, providing PeaceJam programming and leadership events in the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The PeaceJam Foundation offers five curricular programs that explore the stories of 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and the strategies they implemented to overcome problems in their communities. Through the use of the curriculum, youth study the personal experiences of these influential world leaders and then engage in service-learning activities that address local needs.
- PeaceJam Juniors program is designed for youth ages 5-11.
- PeaceJam Leaders is for ages 11-14.
- PeaceJam Ambassadors is for ages 14-19.
- PeaceJam Scholars is intended for college aged youth.
Over the course of the year, young people study the life of a featured Nobelist, then develop service-learning projects that address the “Global Call to Action,” 10 issue areas identified by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as those at the root of much of the world’s suffering. In 2006, these Laureates called on young people to help tackle these issues through one billion acts of peace.
After studying the Nobelist and addressing a Global Call to Action, students then meet the Nobel Laureate, at a powerful PeaceJam youth leadership conference each spring in the Twin Cities.
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