[act-ma] Announcing the 2012 Cambridge Peace & Justice Awards: Sun., Sept., 23, 4:00 to 7:00, West Cambridge Youth Center

Corr, Brian bcorr at cambridgema.gov
Thu May 31 12:40:55 PDT 2012


2012 Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards: A Lifetime of Peacemaking
Sunday, September 23, 2011 * 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. * Russell Youth Center in West Cambridge
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!

The Cambridge Peace Commission is excited to announce the recipients of this year's Peace and Justice Awards - honoring an amazing set of individuals for their contributions to peacemaking in our city and in the world - to be presented on Sunday, September 23, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Russell Youth Center in West Cambridge, at 680 Huron Ave. (by Fresh Pond).
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Individuals Awards:
* Margaret Drury, Cambridge City Clerk, 1992-2012
* Bob Hurlbut, Cambridge Community Foundation
* Ismail Laher, Justice of the Peace
* Eva Martin Blythe, YWCA Cambridge
* José Mateo, Dance for World Community/José Mateo Ballet Theater
* Rep. Alice Wolf, Massachusetts House of Representatives

To Be Awarded Posthumously:
* Les Kimbrough, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

This year's theme is "A Lifetime of Peacemaking: Honoring Those Who Guided Us Here"
We hope you will join us in honoring people who have spent their lives in service of peace, social justice, equity, and equality. All of the recipients have worked for peace and have built bridges between and among communities: reaching across perceived divides of neighborhood, ethnicity, gender, race, and class.

In addition, the event includes remarks from Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale, President and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge.

This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
To help defray the costs of the event, the suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
For more information, contact the Peace Commission at 617.349.4694, email peace at cambridgema.gov<mailto:peace at cambridgema.gov> or visit www.cambridgema.gov/peace<http://www.cambridgema.gov/peace>.

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 six individuals 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.
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