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Call to Action

Building the World We Want

16th June 2020

Wow.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the powerful conversation between our Youth Leaders and Adult Allies; Kailash Satyarthi (2014 Nobel Peace Laureate), Chade-Meng Tan (Billion Acts Co-Chair) and Brian Kelly (PeaceJam Global Ambassador) in efforts to begin to create a more compassionate economy and world.

Many of you asked for more information about our youth leaders, so we are happy to share more about their work below.

For those who were not able to join us, you can view the conversation here.

This event was generously sponsored by the Minhas H. Family Fund and Steve Chen.

Stay tuned for more upcoming conversations in the Building the World We Want series.

 

 

 

 

MaryPat Hector (moderator) is a recent graduate from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew a community service project into a non-profit: Youth in Action USA at the age of 12. By the age of 19, she became the youngest woman and person of color to run for public office in the state of Georgia. She serves as National Youth Director for National Action Network; one of largest Civil Rights organizations in the U.S..She is a Peace First Fellow and has been actively involved in PeaceJam for 2 years with their Youth Summits against gun violence.

 

 

 

Christian Omoruyi is a rising sophomore at American University in Washington, D.C., where he is a distinguished Global Scholar majoring in International Studies and minoring in Spanish. Amid a festering gun violence epidemic and a looming climate catastrophe, Christian has engaged in citizen lobbying and activism against gun violence and for climate action, organizing walkouts and protests for gun safety legislation at the Indiana Statehouse and mobilizing fellow high school and college students at strikes calling for aggressive climate action. Christian has been recognized for his work by elected leaders such as Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Vice President Joe Biden.

 

 

 

David Karmon is a final semester senior at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia, Liberia, pursuing his undergraduate degree in Economics. His upbringing in Liberia led to his intense passion for global development. Since 2016 when he joined Peacejam Liberia, he has committed himself to addressing communities’ challenges while serving as a Peacejam Mentor and the coordinator of services Projects. Before joining PeaceJam, he was a charter member of the Rotaract Club of Sinkor – a humanitarian organization aimed at addressing communities’ challenges.

 

 

 

Shwetal Shah works in the field of Technology in London. Outside her day job she mentors students via Vahani a scholarship fund for students in India and is currently a Youth Team Member organizing the pan European PeaceJam 2020 Conference, she is passionate about role model representation and has organized a series of free public science lectures to widen the gender balance within science and tech along with making an award winning documentary on women in tech.

 

 

 

Blessing Iwuoba is the young Campaign Director of BeeCharity Outlook Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria. The group campaigns for childrens rights to be free from child labour in Nigeria. In June 2019 she organised a campaign event with UNIC Nigeria to demand an end to child labour in the country. She has also held street demonstrations to educate parents in communities of the dangers of sending their children to work instead of attending school.ip fund for students in India and is currently a Youth Team Member organizing the pan European PeaceJam 2020 Conference, she is passionate about role model representation and has organized a series of free public science lectures to widen the gender balance within science and tech along with making an award winning documentary on women in tech.

 

 

 

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