PeaceJam Northwest is excited to announce the visit of Shirin Ebadi. Ebadi served as the first female judge in Iranian history and then worked as a prominent lawyer. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her significant efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize.
For more information on Ebadi, click here.
Ebadi will be visiting the University of Oregon in April. While here, she will:
- Hold a Round Table discussion specifically for U of O students. Friday, April 6th, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Location TBD.
- Give a talk, open to the public and the university community, on Friday, April 6th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Straub Hall, 156.
- Lead our PeaceJam conference for middle and high school students Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8th. We are seeking U of O students as mentors for this conference. Applications will open Jan, 19th.
PeaceJam is an international youth education organization, the regional affiliate of which is now located at the University of Oregon in collaboration with the Division of Student Life and the Savage Endowment’s Global Justice Program.