Nominations Open for Peace Education Prize in the United States

Deadline: 1 May 2019

The El-Hibri Foundation is seeking nominations to award an annual $40,000 Peace Education Prize to individuals who have dedicated their lives to building inclusive communities in the United States and building the capacity of others to create positive social change.

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The prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion.

The Foundation defines peace education broadly. In their view, it encompasses a range of activities undertaken in a variety of settings designed to build thriving, engaged, inclusive, and collaborative communities:

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  • Peace educators lead appropriate interventions to conflict by promoting inclusion, equity, reconciliation, and social justice. Peace educators strive to make inclusion and the appreciation of difference and diversity widely-embraced civic values and cultural norms.
  • Peace educators teach and develop curricula or learning programs which promote and model inclusion. They provide knowledge and leadership skills to build collaboration across difference and lead conflict resolution and transformation. They promote respect for human dignity, human differences, and human rights.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals based in the United States whose primary work is focused on domestic audiences and aligned with the strategic focus areas of EHF are eligible. These individuals will have demonstrated:
    • Impact through leading significant initiatives, organizations, or movements that model inclusive practices and educate and/or build collaboration across diverse audiences;
    • Innovation through effectively implementing cutting-edge community building techniques or approaches that reduce discrimination and promote mutual understanding, respect, inclusion, and collaboration; and/or
    • Influence by usingtheir platforms to advance inclusion in America, building the leadership capacity of others to catalyze positive social change, and serving as exemplary models of inclusion resulting in the wide use of their community building approaches, techniques, or programs.
  • This includes:
    • Social change activists and nonprofit leaders who have developed effective partnerships across sectors or implemented collaborative community building initiatives that have demonstrably reduced discrimination against marginalized communities and affirmed human dignity using innovative programs and methods, such as social media, to reach and affect larger audiences;
    • Thought leaders who have produced influential works on inclusion, social justice, and community building that have significantly transformed cultural frameworks or narratives, or who have demonstrated by their own example significant social and moral courage and exemplary leadership in standing up for the rights and wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable communities;
    • Policymakers who have successfully implemented significant inclusion, diversity, and social justice initiatives across sectors or provided exceptional leadership in championing inclusiveness in community and educational settings;
    • Institution builders who have led and implemented significant inclusive community-building or collaborative ally-building initiatives in nonprofit settings; and
    • Cultural producers who have dedicated their art to advancing inclusion in America and have utilized their platforms to promote inclusive societal norms.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

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