Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World


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An inspiring and interactive handbook to empower young people to drive change in their communities.

As an 18-year old, Eric Dawson, co-founded Peace First with a simple idea: If we are going to solve the world’s greatest injustices — end violence, protect our environment, raise graduation rates, ensure everyone has food to eat and a place to sleep — the single most powerful thing we must do is prepare a generation of young people with the skills and commitments to solve problems by connecting across lines of difference with compassion, standing up for ideals and others with courage, and creating change through collaborative leadership.

Powerful. Practical. Motivating.

 

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Upcoming Tour Dates

To celebrate the release of Putting Peace First, Eric Dawson is traveling to cities across the country to share the book and his story. See if he’s coming to your city:

August 27, 28……………………………..Columbus, OH
September 11, 12…….……………………....Denver, CO
September 16………..…………………....New York, NY
September 20…….……………………….....Boston, MA
September 23.................................New York, NY
October 2…………………………………………..Austin, TX
October 10…………..……………………...New York, NY
October 11, 12…………………………………..Chicago, IL
October 22..…………………………….Los Angeles, CA
October 23….……………………....Santa Monica, CA
October 24…………………………….…...Piedmont, CA
October 25, 26….………………...San Francisco, CA
October 28……………………………….….Portland, OR
October 29...….…………………………..….Seattle, WA
November 5-8……….……………....Washington, DC

Don’t see your city? Sign up to host an event for the Putting Peace First book tour in your city, here.

Praise

“Every journey begins with the first step. For those of us who are too tired, too busy, too overwhelmed to think we can have any effect on influencing outcomes on achieving peace, Eric Dawson gives us seven steps to begin that hardest journey. Let us try.”

Yo-Yo Ma

“In a culture where the capacity to integrate social and emotional skills and behaviors to deal with daily challenges is critical, Dawson’s message resonates.”

Karen Niemi
President and CEO of CASEL

“Young people can use the lessons in this important book to better understand how they can stand up for mighty ideas and for others.”

John B. King Jr.
Former US Secretary of Education; president and CEO of The Education Trust

“Putting Peace First is an amazing resource for kids who want to change the world now, and also for parents and educators who feel the imperative to ensure that today’s students are growing as leaders who can share a better future for themselves and all of us.”

Wendy Kopp
Founder of Teach for America and CEO and co-founder of Teach For All