Peace Makers Project
Peacemakers, a scholarship project of Lane's International Programs, has brought Yaara Tal, an Israeli, and Deema Yusuf, a Palestinian, to Lane this year. These 2 young women have been trained by Creativity for Peace (www.creativityforpeace.com) in the deep listening and honest dialogue that makes peace possible in our conflict torn world. Yaara and Deema are here to study and to teach. They will be taking classes in Peace Studies and throughout our curriculum, and they will be educating us about conflict and peace in the Middle East. While they are here, these 2 young women will be speaking in classes at Lane and in public schools, religious centers, and other organizations in our community.
Deema and Yaara have much to teach us about cultural diversity and the possibility of bridging ethnic, national, and religious differences. Peace comes from the ability to see and feel the pain and joy of another as your own. As representatives of peacemaking in action, Deema and Yaara understand how to transform distrust, fear, and anger into compassion and love. Through this scholarship project Lane Community College is furthering the creation of a peaceful world by educating a new generation of leaders who are capable of this high level of insight and empathy.
Request a Presentation
If you would like to request a presentation for your classroom, civic, or religious organization please complete the request a presentation form. Please give at least two weeks notice and be aware that all presentation requests cannot be accommodated.
Donate to the Peace Makers Project
The Peace Makers Project is made possible through donations and voluntary homestay families. If you would like to make a donation, please visit the Donate Now page and choose "Peace Makers" for the fund you'd like to give to.
To offer a homestay please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Host families provide a private bedroom and meals for the student. Host families with easy bus access tend to be most successful for students as they use the bus to go to class.