Monday, January 9, 2012

Grandmothers For Peace Award Ceremony

This past Sunday Grandmothers for Peace held an award ceremony for their first annual "Essay for Peace" contest. Youth aged 13-18 read their essays to a packed house.

Congressman John Lewis was the keynote speaker, and he gave a moving talk about his experience as a youth working for justice and peace in the south.

American Friends Service Committee was humbled to play host to such a special event. It was truly heartwarming to see the effort Grandmothers for Peace put into making the ceremony a life changing experience for all the young winners. We look forward to working with Grandmothers for Peace in the future.

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

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