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8th Annual Peace & Justice Awards Dinner
Date Saturday October 22
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Bortin Hall, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorMt. Diablo Unitarian
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center Announces the winners of the
2016 Local Heroes of Peace and Justice Awards
who will be honored at the Center's 8th Annual Awards Dinner!

Betty Reid Soskin is an anti-racism educator and political activist. She is receiving the Justice Advocate of the Year Award. Soskin is the oldest employee (94 years) of the National Park Service, serving the public at the Rosie the Riveter site in Richmond. There she leads tours, giving an African American perspective on local WWII history. This month she is scheduled to be a guest of Interior Secretary Jewell at the opening of the Museum of African American History and Culture. She also keeps a fascinating blog on her family history and current events in her life at Cbreaux Speaks.

Receiving the Peace Advocate of the Year Award is Cindy Sheehan, aka "Peace Mom". Sheehan is best known for her strong criticism of President Bush in the early days of the Iraq War after the death of her son, soldier Casey Sheehan. In 2005 Sheehan was one of the founders of Gold Star Families for Peace. Her leadership in anti-war activism has continued through the ensuing years. She is currently hosting and producing a radio talk-show, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Radio Show.

The public is invited to the awards dinner which also includes a silent auction, raffle, live music and more!

Tickets: $65 General Public / $50 Peace Center Members*
Tickets may be purchased online or call the Center office (925) 933-7850 or mail in a check by October 14, 2016 payable to MTDPJC 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Please include names of attendees.
* Must be current with membership dues in order to get discount. THANKS!

$65 per person or $50 for Peace Center members.
Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 23rd, 2016 12:56 PM
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