Great Lakes PeaceJam: Ending Hate and Intolerance

by Seeding Change
Mar 2, 2011

Great Lakes PeaceJam Winter 2011 Report

1980 Nobel Peace Laureate, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
1980 Nobel Peace Laureate, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Thank you! 

The staff, board of directors, and volunteers of Seeding Change and the Great Lakes PeaceJam program want to extend our gratitude to you, our donors and supporters. To date, we have raised $4,725 towards our goal of $8,000 for our "Ending Hate and Intolerance" campaign.

We believe that the best way to end hatred on our planet is to start with our young people, and Great Lakes PeaceJam has given thousands of youth in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio the tools to make our world a better place through the PeaceJam curriculum and face-to-face interactions with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

Thanks to you, we have:

  • Produced and disseminated 25 "The Vision of a Brighter Future" toolkits to student clubs to create racial healing service projects in their own communities.
  • Provided funds for up to 25 clubs to kick-start their service projects in their own communities.
  • Made available up to 20 scholarships for students to attend the 2011 Great Lakes PeaceJam Youth Conference, featuring Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.



1980 Nobel Peace Laureate, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Although this project was created for the 2010-2011 academic year, your generosity is needed for us to continue to bring our award-winning PeaceJam programming to Great Lakes region youth, kindergarten through college. We are still seeking to raise $3,275 funds to achieve our $8,000 goal and would love to surpass it.

In addition to thanking our donors and supporters, we would like to invite you to attend a private reception and public address with our visiting Nobel Peace Laureate, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and a . Both events are on Friday, April 1st, in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center of Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI). The private reception is $50 per ticket* and begins at 5:30 PM. The public talk is a $10 suggested donation ($5 for students) and begins at 7:30 PM.

If you would like to attend the private reception, please RSVP by March 23 by visiting our website at do not have to RSVP for the public talk. 

*Private Reception tickets include admission and VIP seating to the public talk.

Once again, thank you for your support of Seeding Change and Great Lakes PeaceJam.



Todd Bannon and Jennifer Stroven, 
Co-Executive Directors, Seeding Change
Student at PeaceJam Slam
Student at PeaceJam Slam
PeaceJam Keynote speaker, Sharon Davis
PeaceJam Keynote speaker, Sharon Davis
Students attending the Race Exhibit
Students attending the Race Exhibit
Students at Race Exhibit
Students at Race Exhibit
Students dancing during conference registration
Students dancing during conference registration



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Seeding Change

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Seeding Change
Project Leader:
Martha Huckabee
Executive Director
Kalamazoo, Michigan United States

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