2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony


We hope that you will join us, the high school student winners of our 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and our keynote speaker Dr. Brian Gibbs, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Oregon Health & Science University, for an evening of poetry, prose, reflection, and engagement on the intersections of systemic racism, health, and peace.

In its eleventh consecutive year in 2019, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

The question for Oregon high school 11th and 12th grade students to answer this year is: "How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?"

This year, we received a record-breaking 226 entries from high school juniors and seniors from throughout Oregon. The scholarship entry deadline passed on Monday, March 4th, and our distinguished panel of judges will be making their selections over the next few weeks. We will reach out to all entrants once our judges have made their selections, and we express our sincere appreciation to all of the students who submitted entries.

Our 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Judges

Robert Goldman, MD, Oregon PSR Peace Working Group Member
Shea Lott, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University
Olivia Olivia, Writer and Poet
Anissa Pemberton, Justice-based Transition & Equity Organizer at 350PDX, Funds Development Director at PDX Alliance for Self Care
Janaira Ramirez, Oregon Just Transition Alliance Organizer at OPAL

This event is FREE and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available. Donations to support Oregon PSR will be gratefully accepted.

Artwork by Ameya Marie, Portland-based artist and activist.