March 10-12, 2017
PeaceJam Northwest Youth Conference
at the University of Oregon
featuring Oscar Arias,
1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner and
former President of Costa Rica
$80 per person for the weekend, including 5 meals, workshops, and multiple addresses by a Nobel Laureate.*
Scholarships are available: please contact us for more information.
NO INTERESTED STUDENT WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS
Registration is now open!
Download a Spanish version (printable) of the registration form HERE
Thurs, Feb 16th: Film Viewing: A Bold Peace
Over 60 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. Since then, Costa Rica has earned the number one spot in the Happy Planet Index, a ranking of countries based on measures of environmental protection and the happiness and health of its citizens. And the World Database of Happiness, with data on 149 nations compiled by a Dutch sociologist, lists Costa Rica as number one in self-reported happiness and number one in happy life years.
A Bold Peace juxtaposes the national policy of demilitarization (since 1948-49) with their investment in education, health, and the environment. Pointed parallels and contrasts are made with recent U.S. debates over the national debt, healthcare, the environment and the escalating cost of U.S. militarism. The film features interviews with Oscar Arias and other dignitaries. View the Trailer HERE
There will be a free viewing of A Bold Peace in the Mills International Center in the EMU at University of Oregon Thursday, Feb 16th from 6-8 pm.
Internship and Volunteer Positions:
PeaceJam Northwest is currently taking applications for two internships to work with our core staff and Leadership Team in Eugene, OR. Please use the links below for more information on these internships and to apply:
Service Project Coordinator: https://goo.gl/forms/J9UqQZIRWJMqtcda2
Mentor Coordinator: https://goo.gl/forms/ZMvC6iEE2vBWczMH2
In addition, if you are near Eugene, Oregon, interested in volunteering and looking for an amazing cause and a great group of people to volunteer with, consider helping out on our Leadership Team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest.
Launch of PeaceJam Coaches Program:
With the inception of the UO PeaceJam Student Organization this Fall, more and new University of Oregon students will be studying PeaceJam's service learning model, curriculum and Laureates, designing their own social change service projects, and getting certified to provide aid with PeaceJam programs in area schools. If you are a teacher or adviser of a PeaceJam club in Lane County, and would like to request a skilled UO student to hold an info-session, contact us at email@example.com.
Who We Are
PeaceJam Northwest exists as a collaboration between the University of Oregon, which acts as our host and sponsoring University, and the LEARN Foundation, our local fiscal sponsor through which we offer K-12 programming and professional development.
At the University, we work in collaboration with:
- the Division of Student Life
- Global Justice Program/ Savage Endowment
- the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement
- the Division of Undergraduate Studies
- the Division of Equity and Inclusion
- the UO PeaceJam Student Group
In addition, we contract with schools and districts throughout the Pacific Northwest to provide curriculum and professional development in PeaceJam's award-winning service-learning program.
Academy of Arts and Academics
Eugene School District 4J
Linus Pauling Middle School, Corvallis
Portland Community College
Ridgeline Montessouri School, Eugene
Seven Oaks Middle School, Lebanon
Springfield High School
Northwest Regional Coordinator,