The HAE NYC Breakfast Series continues with our 6th event, a discussion with Eric Dawson (A.B., Ed.M. and M. Div. from Harvard University), the CEO of Peace First, an organization he helped launch as a student-run program at Harvard University when he was just 18.
Peace First believes in the power of young people to change the world for the better. Not someday— right now. For over 20 years Peace First has taught young people around the world to imagine compassionate solutions to the hardest challenges in the world—what we call peacemaking.
The results have been amazing, with reductions in violence at schools of up to 60%, millions of people around the world reached with a message of youth peacemaking, and ambitious plans to provide any young person anywhere with the support necessary to be a peacemaker.
In 2012, Peace First launched the Peace First Prize, modeled as a “Nobel Peace Prize” for young people, to celebrate youth peacemaking across the country. Peace First is now ready to combine the impact of our curriculum with the reach of the Prize to support the Centennial generation in achieving their aspirations as peacemakers.
A native of the Midwest, Eric was lured away by a college scholarship to Harvard where he stayed on to get his M.Ed in Human Development Psychology and an MDiv, focused on pastoral care and counseling. He is an Ashoka, Echoing Green, and Pop!Tech Fellow.
Besides the odd jobs of bartending, electron microscopy, regional TV commercials, and serving as the driver for the author of Curious George, Eric got his professional start directing a summer camp in Boston’s public housing complexes and doing organizing around disability awareness.
Space is limited on a first come basis
Registration fee $10