PeaceJam at Rhodes

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Publication Date: 2/19/2009

Rhodes will host the BRIDGES-PeaceJam Mid-South Youth Conference February 21-22.  Jody Williams, co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, is the conference speaker and one of twelve “Nobel Peace Laureates” for the PeaceJam Foundation.

Williams received the Nobel Prize for her work on the banning and removing of land mines. She is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

The PeaceJam conference will focus on the awareness of major global issues and the non-violent ways to resolve them.  According to its Web site, the mission of the PeaceJam Foundation “is to create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.” 

Since the PeaceJam Foundation’s launch in 1996, more than 600,000 young men and women from around the world have participated in the program. 

For more information on the event, contact Jordan Gilmore ’12 at gilje@rhodes.edu.