Gandhi Peace Award Presented to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
The Gandhi Peace Award nominees are distinguished by having made, over a period of years, a significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace founded on justice, self-determination, diversity, compassion, and harmony, achieved through cooperative and non-violent means—in the spirit of Gandhi. We at Promoting Enduring Peace, believe Amy Goodman has significantly contributed to the goal of the peace and justice on the planet we share, on the front line of that struggle.
Amy Goodman addressing the crowd
Martin Cherniak, past president of Promoting Enduring Peace
Promoting Enduring peace, Vice President Susan Yolen
Scott Harris, Producer of WPKN’s Between the Lines
Amy Goodman receiving The Gandhi Peace Award medallion from Susan Yolen
A well deserved standing ovation
Amy Goodman signing her latest book Breaking the Sound Barrier
Reception held following the award ceremony
For a full story go to Peacenews .org http://peacenews.org/2012/05/promoting-enduring-peace-awards-amy-goodman-with-gandhi-peace-award/
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