Students are invited to register for the 2017 PeaceJam Slam, a one-day leadership conference which will include an opportunity to interact with Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum. The PeaceJam Slam will be held at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, on Monday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m.
The PeaceJam Slam is designed specifically for 2nd through 7th graders. Students, as well as their teachers and adult advisers, have the opportunity to spend the day interacting with Menchu Tum, a world leader for peace. They will also participate in workshops around current issues, volunteer projects, and family groups led by university and high school mentors.
Menchu Tum earned the Nobel Prize in 1992. 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.
Registration for students is $20, which includes lunch and a shirt at the event. See attached flyer for more information.
For more information about registration, contact Gates Elementary teacher Sue-Z Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 306-4415.