The Greenfield Peace Scholarship 2021 application deadline has passed, and we received 43 qualifying entries in a wide variety of mediums from youth all across the state. The anonymous judging process has been completed and the winning entries selected. The Greenfield Peace Scholarship 2021 Awards Ceremony will be a virtual event premiering on Oregon PSR’s YouTube channel on Thursday, April 29th beginning at 6:30 PM.
Learn more about our Greenfield Peace Scholarship 2021 judges:
Leah grew up in the Portland urban Native American community and comes from a background in Portland-area social service and environmental justice nonprofits, primarily in grant writing and donor development. She works for the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation and is on the Board for Advancing Gender Equity in the Arts and the Advisory Board for Portland State University’s book publishing program. She has been published in several magazines, including Indian Country Today, PSU’s Metroscape, and online brass magazine, and she is working on her first book.
Yukiyo, an artist, performer, educator, Cascadia Arts Film Festival co-coordinator, and Oregon PSR Advisory Board member, is a third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her artwork is “a direct response to the tragedy of the past,” she states, “but the past I depict wants to remember the present. People say my work is like a dream; it is not meant to deliver certainties. It asks us to remain in the present, so that we can develop a new relationship of mind and body, confront the ongoing deceptive rhetoric that surrounds us, reject violence, and save ourselves from our own extinction.”
Lamarra (she/her) emigrated from Kingston, Jamaica to Portland at the age of 7 and has been in Portland ever since. Her high school art teacher, Charlene Simmons, helped foster Lamarra's interest in art. Lamarra creates colorful 2D mixed media work. She sometimes shares that work on Instagram @melancholymaker.
Kezia is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon where she majored in journalism. She is currently a general reporter at The Courier and Daily Comet newspapers in Houma-Thibodaux in south Louisiana. Setyawan believes that beauty is found in small details of behavior. Her work centers and amplifies the voices of those who have been pushed to the margins through storytelling.
Matt is from Phoenix, AZ, but before arriving in Portland, he taught in South Korea for four years as an ESL teacher. He's been writing for eleven years and had short stories published in a handful of digital publications. He is currently working on his first full length novel, a sci-fi tale about captives in space.