Nominees for the 2019 Santa Barbara Peace Prize Announced by United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties
We’re delighted to announce the nominees for the 2019 Peace Prize!
From our President Barbara Gaughen-Muller: “We have received seven simply stunning nominations this year for the Peace Prize. We are so excited to honor the individuals in this community that are doing amazing work in the world.”
The Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize was created by the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties (UNASB). The chapter is the oldest one in the United States, having formed in 1947, and spans San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.
The nomination criteria for the UNASB Peace Prize:
The nominee must live in the Tri-Counties area.
The nominee must have achieved global impact in a way that is tangible and measurable in one of the following areas:
Creating peace in the world
Expansion or defense of Human Rights internationally
Advancements in developing nations such as creating new infrastructure, delivering supplies, building wells to achieve clean water, creating schools and education opportunities, etc.
Here are the Nominees for the 2019 Santa Barbara Peace Prize:
Evie Treen, founder of Friends of Woni International that builds wells and schools and dormitories for girls in Kenya.
Sue Mantle DeCicco, founder of the Peace Crane Project, inviting every child in the world to wage the cause of Peace, and exposing them to the geography of the world.
Dr. Lori Leyden, founder of Create Global Healing that works with victims of trauma from genocide, refugees, and school-shootings.
Professor Joe White, creator of A World Without War to extend the Olympics Truce worldwide to a full year in 2024.
Leslie Clark, founder of Nomad Foundation that helps nomadic tribes in Niger support themselves with traditional and new technologies such as solar power and water well drilling.
Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of African Women Rising that empowers women after war.
Victoria Riskin, Chair of Human Rights Watch, Santa Barbara chapter.
This is an amazing set of nominees!
Clearly, our community cares about our world, and is working very hard to make a difference.
We know you care, too. So this is your invitation tot he 3rd Annual Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize Award dinner. We’ll announce the winner of the 2019 Peace Prize that night.
You need to be there!
2019 Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize Dinner September 26th at 5:30 PM University Club of Santa Barbara.