Bringing the World Peace Game to Corvallis

Coming to an elementary school near you.

WPG Letterhead2In January 2014, John Hunter, author of World Peace…and Other 4th Grade Achievements, spoke during the Corvallis Martin Luther King, Jr. Week events and later presented the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Peace Lecture at Oregon State University.

John Hunter and Ele Adams (photo: Terry Adams)

John Hunter and Ele Adams (photo: Terry Adams)

September 4 UPDATE: See this excellent (and brief) interview with John Hunter in The Guardian (online, Sept. 4). It’s great to see Mr. Hunter’s work getting this well-deserved attention.

Terry and Ele have completed their facilitator training in Menlo Park, CA and sent the picture at right.

December 3 UPDATE: We’re still on track to launch the game at Hoover Elementary in Corvallis just after the Holidays. Fundraising is going great. Stay tuned for more updates.

Many of us were inspired by his presentation and pondered the possibility of bringing the World Peace Game to a Corvallis elementary school.

None more seriously than Ele Adams, a Corvallis High School junior, and her mom, Terry, a former elementary school teacher (and current instructor at OSU’s College of Education).

Ele and Terry have launched a plan to bring the Game to a school for the 2014-2015 school year. They need to attend Mr. Hunter’s master training program this summer in Menlo Park, California and will bring back the four-tier game and other materials. The total cost for training, travel and materials is $4,100 (revised goal).

Here’s a flier with more information about the Game and about this project. Please share this if you can.

Fundraising for their training and the materials has begun in earnest and Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, and our local chapters of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are acting as fiscal sponsors.

If you would like to donate right now, use the “Network for Good” button at the top-right of the sidebar here and specify World Peace Game in the space for a message to us.

Your donations for this project are tax-deductible and we will provide a receipt.

If you would like to donate by check or learn more about this project, please fill out this form. We’ll get right back to you.

Thanks very much for helping to enrich our children’s education!

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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One Response to Bringing the World Peace Game to Corvallis

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