2019 Highlights 

Veterans of Korea's War
Veterans of Korea's War

These fine men served their country in Korean War. At the World Trade Center they came together to celebrate the Foundation of their amazing Nation the founding was thousands of years ago

Athey - Delphian - Lakeridge
Athey - Delphian - Lakeridge

Oregon middle and high school students are so awesome they want to be a part of something bigger and more important than pettiness and conflict

Who Better than Sho
Who Better than Sho

Friend of the Institute and comrade of Gary Spanovich in all areas of world unity, Mr. Sho Dozono

Heart of Gold Award
Heart of Gold Award

presented by WPI to Claire Sarnowski sophomore at Lakeridge High School for compassion and for showing leadership to get Bill 664 passed in the State of Oregon mandating teaching Holocaust and genocide

Gary Spanovich, Board Chairman
Gary Spanovich, Board Chairman

Speaking about why Ms. Sarnowski's efforts to ensure Oregon begins to teach the truth about the Holocaust in K-12, symbolizes Educating for Peace

Robert H. Klonoff
Robert H. Klonoff

Lewis & Clark Law Professor will keynote 2019 Spirit of Unity Awards Ceremony November 20th

Korean General Consul
Korean General Consul

on Korea Foundation Day presented by General Consul from Korea at the World Trade Center

2019 Heart of Gold
2019 Heart of Gold

Previous Heart of Gold Awardees celebrate this prize with WPI - Kathy Larson, The Larson Legacy and Oregon Education Association President John Larson

2018 Highlights 

Madison High Hosts Arik Ascherman
Madison High Hosts Arik Ascherman

The school that wins the grant for Spirit of Unity for their "park justice out front" project and for offering a core class with human rights activist Arik Ascherman about the Middle East crises

2018 Heart of Gold Award
2018 Heart of Gold Award

presented by WPI to Oregon Education Association for helping teachers lead for social justice and equity, President John Larson received the award for OEA

Gary Spanovich, Board Chairman
Gary Spanovich, Board Chairman

Speaking about why Ms. Sarnowski's efforts to ensure Oregon begins to teach the truth about the Holocaust in K-12, symbolizes Educating for Peace

Robert H. Klonoff
Robert H. Klonoff

Lewis & Clark Law Professor will keynote 2019 Spirit of Unity Awards Ceremony November 20th

Korean General Consul
Korean General Consul

on Korea Foundation Day presented by General Consul from Korea at the World Trade Center

2019 Heart of Gold
2019 Heart of Gold

Previous Heart of Gold Awardees celebrate this prize with WPI - Kathy Larson, The Larson Legacy and Oregon Education Association President John Larson

2017 Highlights 

Caroline Vicini spoke positively and passionately about the current state of the EU’s approach to finding common ground among all their members including new partnerships with UK after Brexit, and about the US and free trade agreement in the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership during the Wholistic Peace Institute Nobel Peace Laureate Forum March 6th at PSU Native American Student Center

From Left to Right: Neil Simon, consultant to EU; Gary Spanovich, Founder of the Wholistic Peace Institute; Maria Fleming Spirit of Unity Winner (Center Back); Ms. Caroline Vicini, and Nancy Spanovich, Executive Director of Educating for Peace, surrounded by six of the St. Mary’s Academy Associated Student Body. Ms. Vicini’s presentation gave strength to the students belief that they can make a difference toward peace and women are treasured their life enriched and empowered should they choose

Human rights attorney and 1998 Nobel Peace Prizewinner, Ms. Shirin Ebadi, shakes hands with Board member Mr. Dae Shin, Wholistic Peace Institute at the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota Colombia, February 2017. Couple seated in between are Ms. Shirin’s interpreters from US; the conference was held in Spanish with translations from Arabic to English to Spanish for most communications.

Dae Shin, Board member Wholistic Peace Institute meets Heidi Kuhn Rooted in Peace Founder whose agency has cleared land mines and replanted the Afghanistan war zones and has traveled to North/South Korea DMZ to discuss this with officials in South Korea.

Kerry Kennedy, Director of the Human Rights Center for Robert F. Kennedy discusses a proposed student human rights program with Ms. Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prizewinner

The Institute met with Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates President, Ms. Ekaterina Zagladina, to review the Korean conflict and to address human rights and the nuclear threat and grave danger in the South China Sea.

Ms. Tawakkol Karman, Yemen and 2011 Nobel Peace Prizewinner who co-won with Leymah Gbowee in discussion with Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prizewinner

Dae Shin, Kailash, Gary Spanovich and Nancy Spanovich at the 17th World Summit of Nobels. As the 2014 Nobel Prizewinner from India co-winner with Malala from Pakistan, Mr. Kailash and his wife lead a tremendous system that lifts young people out of poverty and slavery within the slums of India. Satyarthi www.satyarthi-us.org is a foundation that creates hope for Dalits formerly referred to as the “untouchables”. Our Board discussed a new approach to working with Tibetan refugees exiled in Ind

              2016 Highlights 

Hiroshima Bomb survivor Mr. Ed Kawasaki with 900 students at Highland Park to Learn About the Horrors of Nuclear War

Educating for Peace leads a lecture and panel discussion with Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission

Educating for Peace leads a lecture and panel discussion with Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission

Hiroshima Bomb survivor Mr. Ed Kawasaki with 900 students at Highland Park to Learn About the Horrors of Nuclear War

Blanchet School in Salem was a 2016 Winner of the Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Award

Buddhist Monks on Tour from Gaden Shartse Create Sand Mandela to Enhance Creativity and Teach Importance of Humility

Rwandan Holocaust Survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza explains How She Survived and was "Left to Tell"

Faubion Peace Club, One of Ten Schools to Receive the 8th Annual Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Award

Presented Dr. Jeffrey Sachs "Peace, Climate Change and Sustainability" Forum in June

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