What: PeaceJam Great Lakes Youth Conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum
When: Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 Where: Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan For: Youth ages 14-18 and their teachers/adult leaders Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Details: Join us for this inspiring two-day event with a Nobel Peace Laureate and hundreds of engaged students from across the Rocky Mountain region.
In 1996, Guatemala's 36-year civil war ended with a peace accord. Menchú Tum fought to have the Guatemalan political and military establishment tried in court, and ran for President of Guatemala in 2007 and 2011. She also established WINAQ, the first official indigenous-led political party in national history. Rigoberta Menchú Tum has joined her sister Nobel Peace Laureates to form the Nobel Women’s Initiative, to shine the light on women and children’s rights around the world. Menchú Tum has been a member of PeaceJam since 1996.
Young people ages 14-18, as well as their teachers and adult advisers, have the opportunity to spend two days interacting with this amazing world leader for peace and participating in workshops around current issues, volunteer projects, and family groups led by university mentors!