PeaceJam is a unique, global, peace education programme, founded in 1996 and led by 14 leading Nobel Peace Prize winners. It seeks to inspire young people to become active citizens and agents for positive change in a multicultural and interconnected world. As part of the programme young people devise and carry out community projects that can provide a peaceful solution to a local or global problem. This is then recorded on the international One Billion Acts of Peace website set up by a collaboration between Google and PeaceJam.
The first Leeds PeaceJam Youth Conference will be held at Leeds Trinity University on 25-26 November 2017 with Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who received the Nobel Prize for her nonviolent efforts to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. She will spend the whole weekend with us.
The weekend costs £55 young person at the early bird rate up until 20 October. Thereafter each place costs £60. The cost includes all food for the two days (two breakfast, two lunches and a dinner), a t-shirt, and all activities.
PeaceJam have a partnership with the Burns Price Foundation to provide bursaries for young people from low income backgrounds to attend the conference for free or at a subsidized rate.