Hear From Young Oregonians on the Health Crisis of Gun Violence


We hope that you will join us in celebrating the Oregon high school student winners of our 2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship.

Friday, April 28th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM

Portland’s First Unitarian Church Eliot Center (1226 SW SalmonStreet)

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

This year, we asked students to respond to the following question:

“How would you solve the public health crisis of gun violence?”

We received more than 150 entries, including essays, poems and narrative works, from communities throughout the state. We greatly appreciate all of the students who took the time to share their ideas with us.

Read the 2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship winning entries below:

1st Place - Jessyka Evans, Tualatin High School, Tualatin

2nd Place - Keagan Rice, The Dalles High School, The Dalles

3rd Place - Kennah Watts, Oregon City High School, Oregon City

Honorable Mention - Brittany Ngia, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego

Hear the winning students interviewed by Cecil Prescod on KBOO Community Radio

We are thrilled to announce that Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD will be the keynote speaker for our April 28th awards ceremony. Born and raised in Northeast Portland, Dr. Moreland-Capuia is the co-founder of The Capuia Foundation, Executive Director of the OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing, and an Assistant Professor of Public Psychiatry at OHSU. She also serves on the Portland Development Commission and the OHSU/PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Advisory Committee.

We look forward to hearing from Dr. Moreland-Capuia and sharing the thoughts of Oregon’s youth on the issue of gun violence as a public health crisis with you at our 2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship awards ceremony. See you on April 28th!

April 28, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Portland’s First Unitarian Church Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205
United States
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