Hartford Students Want to Talk Peace

 
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My name is Giana Gleeson and I am a Spanish and History Teacher at the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School in Hartford, Connecticut. Just three short years ago I wa... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Giana Gleeson 6 months ago

The Delegation would like to thank all of our donors, families, friends, and colleagues who helped make this opportunity a reality. We are proud to represent our communities and the country and send our deepest gratitude to all who have supported us in this endeavor. Updates from the trip will find you via email and you can also follow us on Instagram @HPHSPoland.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Giana Gleeson 6 months ago

Take a look at our latest feature on FoxCT!

http://foxct.com/2013/10/14/hartford-students-going-to-poland-for-peace-summit/

 
 
 

Updated posted by Giana Gleeson 6 months ago

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Created by Giana Gleeson on August 14, 2013

My name is Giana Gleeson and I am a Spanish and History Teacher at the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School in Hartford, Connecticut. Just three short years ago I was a senior in college when I was invited to attend the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Hiroshima, Japan. As one of only four U.S. students invited to the conference, I had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most influential people and organizations in the fields of peace building and human rights. At the closing of the conference we teamed up with some members of the Japanese youth to deliver a Final Declaration on Behalf of the World's Youth to the Nobel Laureates. In this declaration we urged Nobel Laureates to provide the youth of the world with a clear path to participate in the conversations and activism for human rights and peace. We demanded that youth involvement is crucial to create sustainable peace for the future.
They listened.


Today, three years later, I write to raise funds for my own students who have recently been invited to attend the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Warsaw, Poland this coming October.

This is a momentous opportunity for the five Hartford Public High students that have been selected. They will give a voice to our city, our state, and our country. These students have demonstrated their passion for making our world safer, healthier, and more prosperous for all. There is no doubt that the lives of these students, if able to attend, will be forever altered. This opportunity will change the trajectory of each of these student's lives and, for the first time ever, will bring them outside of their city and into the movement for a safer, more peaceful world. Without your help, this trip will not become reality. This opportunity is enormous, it's beautiful, it's life-changing and you could play a role in making it happen!

Read below for more specific information about the city of Hartford and the World Summits. Check our our blog at hphspolandforpeace.blogspot.com.
Contact gleeg001@hartfordschools.org with any questions/comments! And of course, don't forget to donate!


Link to Summit Brochure: http://www.nobelforpeace-summits.org/13brochure.pdf

What is the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates?

For a few days each year, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates convene to discuss the world’s most pressing issues. From literacy and poverty to nuclear weapons and advancements in science, leaders from all over the globe come together to make sense of the status of our world. This conference is called the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. It has been heralded as the most important event in the field of peacemaking.

This year will mark the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the emphasis on youth will be stronger than ever. The Summit has placed incredible importance on empowering youth to be active in their home communities and around the world. Students will learn about the accomplishments of the Nobel Laureates, interact with other youth from various nations around the world, and most importantly, engage in direct dialogue with the Nobel Laureates themselves. Students will also be participating in specialized workshops with various organizations and leaders where they will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of peacemaking, human rights, and global citizenship.

What is Hartford Public High School/ Hartford, Connecticut?

Hartford Public High School is actually the second-oldest public secondary school in the United States. Founded in 1638, it has undergone many changes over its 375 year existence. HPHS is now broken down into smaller learning communities instead of one larger high school. Still situated in the same building, HPHS offers the Law & Government Academy, the Nursing Academy, and the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology. Three students from the Law & Government Academy and two students from the Nursing Academy have been selected as the delegates on the trip.

I was originally placed in the district of Hartford by Teach for America. TFA is an organization that places passionate teachers in underserved, high-poverty communities. Hartford is one of these communities. Thus, the importance of this opportunity for these kids is invaluable. After working here for the past two years I have seen how high poverty and associated circumstances can often create barriers to excellence. More importantly though, I have witnessed students and teachers break down these barriers to rise up towards achievement. This experience at the Summit will be one of these moments that will set a new standard for what is possible for Hartford and it's students. They are amazing and deserve nothing less than this incredible experience.



(Giana Gleeson with His Holiness in Hiroshima, Japan)


(Students with the wonderful Nobel Laureate Jody Williams at her book tour at UCONN)
 
 
 
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I know Frankielys and I want to leave this comment from here Madrid Spain. Go girl! Its a wonderful opportunity for you and your school. Hope you reach your goal! I wanted to donate but had troubles sending the payment. Anyways i will share the link and send a big good luck to all of you.

posted by Laureano Leandro Esquivel Montoya 7 months ago

I want to leave this special message to my daughter Frankielys and her best friend Keren... Im really proud of you girls!!! Enjoy this great oportunity and hope your life change for ever!!! Thumbs up girls!!!!

posted by Lilly Gonzalez 7 months ago

As a proud mother of one of those students I want to give 2 thumbs up for this wonderful effort. I'm extremely sure you will reach the goal and more.

posted by Lilly Gonzalez 7 months ago

This is a fantastic effort. Please support Giana and her students!

posted by Adam Johnson 8 months ago

Thank you to our recent donors! Your support is the foundation of what will make this opportunity a reality!

posted by Giana Gleeson 8 months ago

Check your email in the next coming weeks for your video thank you!

posted by Taylor Ives 8 months ago

A big thank you to our very first GoFundMe donor!

posted by Taylor Ives 8 months ago

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$5,834 raised by 71 people in 8 months.

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Nancy Grover

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BRAVO ! BRAVA !

 
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Jose Ramirez

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Be strong and demand what is right, but be grateful for everything you have. Good luck on trip and make sure you speak your minds!

 
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Sandy Freudenstein

6 months ago

 
 

This gift is in honor of the two exceptional teachers who have made this trip possible. Ms. Gleeson and Mr. Ives - Thank you for all that you have done to teach, coach and prepare the students for this unbelievable opportunity. You are both awesome teachers!

 
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April Brown

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Nancy Macy

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Have a great trip!

 
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Geraldine Sullivan

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Make Hartford proud.

 
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Ray Petty

6 months ago

 
 

Congratulations! As a former HPS Principal, I'm proud to assist.

 

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Sandra LaJeunesse

6 months ago

 
 

Congratulations to all of you! I think Hartford students are the best - and you all seem to be the best of the best! I've lived in Hartford for 26 years and my maternal grandparents both came to this country from Poland - so you have my heart on both accounts! Safe travels!

 

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