Promoting Enduring Peace Announces the 38th presentation of the Gandhi Peace Award to Tom B. K. Goldtooth and Kathy Kelly at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at United Church On The Green, 270 Temple St, New Haven, CT, 06511.
The 38th presentation of the Gandhi Peace Award by Promoting Enduring Peace will honor two world renowned peace leaders, Kathy Kelly and Tom B.K. Goldtooth.
Mohegan Chief Lynn Malerba will introduce Goldtooth and Rev. David Good will introduce Kelly at the United Church on the Green, New Haven (the one catercorner from the library).
Students FREE, Tickets $10.
See PEPeace.org for tickets or for more information.
Rev. Good (retired senior minister at the Old Lyme First Congregational Church) has been of tremendous help to Palestinians with his Tree of Life conference and his support for BDS.
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The Gandhi Peace Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to world peace. Previous Gandhi Peace Award honorees include First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Linus C. Pauling, Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Labor Leader Cesar Chavez and Environmental Leader Bill McKibben, as well as other eminent personalities.
Tom B. K. Goldtooth, is Dine’ and Mdewakanton Dakota. He is the first Native American recipient to receive the Gandhi Peace Award. He is the national director of the Indigenous Environmental Network (www.ienearth.org) at Bemidji, Minnesota, and has been a leader in Native social, economic, and environmental justice issues for over 35 years. He works with Indigenous Peoples and organizations around the world advocating for environmental and climate justice. He is co-producer of the award winning documentary film, “Drumbeat For Mother Earth,” which has received critical acclaim for its exposure of the effects of bio-accumulative chemicals on Indigenous communities. In 2010 he was honored by the Sierra Club and by the NAACP as a “Green Hero of Color.”
Kathy Kelly is nationally known for her activism protesting the use of drones by the U.S. military. She co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a national campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She has led protests in Gaza and is an international leader against the war in Iraq. She has served several prison sentences for her non-violent, militant activism against nuclear weapons and war.
On April 21, 2015, Kathy Kelly was released from federal prison after serving a three month sentence for non-violently protesting drone warfare at Whiteman AFB, which operates weaponized drones in Afghanistan.
Organized in 1952 by leading members of the Yale Divinity School, Promoting Enduring Peace is dedicated to peace education, citizen diplomacy and environmental activism.
It is a United Nations nongovernmental organization (NGO) and recognizes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter as essential for achieving a world order founded on peace, justice, democracy, and the rule of law. Over the years it has organized major initiatives and citizen delegations to meet the people of China and the former Soviet Union as a way of diffusing Cold War tension and is presently working to avoid a new Cold War over tension in Ukraine.
Tickets available at the door: $10.
Advance tickets available online at www.pepeace.org