Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Betty Williams' visit to the school was a day to remember! After touring all of the classrooms, she had tea with Youth United students. The Pearson Foundattion also produced a video about our students meeting Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee. Watch it here:
The Journal North covered the visit:
Nobel Laureate offers SF kids sage advice: 'Never Give Up'
By Jackie Jadrnak
Of the Journal
When youths at the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences asked Nobel Peace Prize recipient Betty Williams for advice Wednesday, her answer was short and emphatic:
“Never give up.”
She was awarded the prize in 1976 after witnessing the deaths of three children during the “troubles” in her Northern Ireland home, where the Irish Republican Army battled British authorities. She collected 6,000 signatures within a couple of days from people urging peace and, with the children’s aunt, Mairead Corrigan, founded Women for Peace.
Ever since then, Williams said, she has been criss-crossing the world, speaking out for peace and for improved conditions for children.
On 9/11, she said, when terrorists flew jets into buildings in New York City and Washington, D.C., killing thousands of people, 35,615 children in the world died from malnutrition – “and no one said a word.”...
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