[act-ma] 11/16: Cambridge Peace & Justice Awards: Sun. Nov. 16, 2008

Corr, Brian bcorr at cambridgema.gov
Thu Nov 13 11:54:25 PST 2008

Peace Begins at Home: Celebrating the Peacemakers in our Midst
The 2008 Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards
Sunday, November 16, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Cambridge Peace Commission<http://www.cambridgema.gov/peace> will hold the 11th Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards Dinner -- honoring an amazing set of individuals and groups for their contributions to peacemaking in our city -- on Sunday, November 16, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge.

The event includes an informal dinner, an keynote address by activist and academic Rev. Edward Rodman of the Episcopal Divinity School, and presentations to the recipients, with live music performed by students from the School of Groove and by Veronique-Anne Epiter.

Individual Awards:
* Janet Gillespie: Community Change, Inc.
* Richard Harding: Cambridge Public Health Department/Men of Color Health Initiative and Port Action
* Principal Robin Harris: Fletcher/Maynard Academy
* Sheila Hoffman: Community Art Center and Cambridge Public Schools
* Charles Knight: Project on Defense Alternatives and Women's Theological Center
* Mary Leno: Cambridge Women's Commission and Cambridge Community Television
* Maria Elena Letona: Centro Presente and the Interaction Institute for Social Change
* Bet MacArthur: Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
* Officer Nicole Pacheco: Cambridge Police Department
* Jada D. Simmons: Fitzgerald Neighborhood Council and Community School

Group Awards:
* Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
* Quaker Prison Fellowship: Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Thomas Patrick Ash, Michael Carey, Lynn Lazar, Mehmet Rona, and Gatewood West)
* Student Mediation Team: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
* Tarek El Jahmi and Zander Sebenius: Buckingham Browne & Nichols and NoSweat

4:00-4:30 - Quiet music and dinner
4:30-4:45 - Welcome, Opening and Song
4:45-5:05 - Address by Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman
5:05-5:55 - Recognition of Individual Awardees
5:55-6:00 - Musical performance
6:00-6:20 - Recognition of Group Awardees
6:20-6:25 - Closing remarks
6:25-6:50 - Musical performance
6:50-7:00 - Closing music

Suggested donation: $10 - Adult, $5 - Children under 12 -- or whatever you can joyfully contribute.
RSVP to bcorr at cambridgema.gov<mailto:bcorr at cambridgema.gov> or call 617.349.4694.
Child care will be available.

The Dante Alighieri Cultural Center is located at 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge. Limited parking is available at the Dante Alighieri Center parking lot for people with limited mobility. On-street parking in the neighborhood is also unrestricted on Sunday. The center is also about one block from the Kendall Square Theatre garage, where validated parking will be available for $5.00.

Thanks to our community sponsors: 1369 Coffee House * Andala Coffee House * Au Bon Pain * Bertucci's * Carberry's Bakery * Christopher's Restaurant * City Girl Café * Craigie St. Bistrot * Harvest Co-op Market * Hi-Rise Bakery * The Middle East Restaurant * Picante Mexican Grill * Pizzeria Uno Porter Square * The Restaurant Changsho * S&S Restaurant * School of Groove * Shaw's Supermarkets * Trader Joe's Cambridge

Brian Corr
Executive Director
Cambridge Peace Commission
51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.4694 voice
617.349.4764 fax
bcorr at cambridgema.gov
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