Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards June 12


6/2/2011

If you want peace work for justice

The Cambridge Peace Commission will honor the recipients of this year’s Peace and Justice Awards Sunday, June 12, from 4:30-7 p.m.,  at the YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple St., Central Square.

Individuals Awards:
• Holly Aldrich, Center for Homicide Bereavement
• Chris Low, Matènwa Community School in Haiti
• Eva Moseley, Massachusetts Peace Action
• Carolyn Turk, Cambridge Public Schools

To Be Awarded Posthumously:
• Sion Chambers, Margaret Fuller House

Group Award:
• Ms. Caitlin O'Donnell and the Students of First Grade Classroom 108, Fletcher Maynard Academy

In addition to the presentation of awards, the event includes an address by long-time community activist and professor Dr. Marian Darlington Hope, and live music performed by the World Jazz Ensemble of the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

This year’s theme is “Building Bridges, Creating Community.”  We are honoring people of all ages who have worked for peace and social justice in a variety of ways and on a range of issues – from the very local to the global. All of the recipients have worked for peace and have built bridges between and among communities – people reaching across perceived divides of neighborhood, ethnicity, gender, race and class.

To help defray the costs of the event, the suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. To RSVP send an email to peace@cambridgema.gov or make checks payable to “Cambridge Peace Commission” and mail to: Cambridge Peace Commission, 51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139.

Since 1995, the Cambridge Peace Commission has honored individuals and groups in Cambridge who have worked for peace and justice. Out of more than 25 nominations received this year, the Peace Commission selected five individuals and one group representing the breadth and depth of efforts for peace and justice in our city – from the local to the global – in families, schools, congregations, and neighborhoods.

For more information, contact Brian Corr at bcorr@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4694.



 

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