Tuesday August 15th 2006 -
3rd Annual Peace Convention
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Heroes
1: MLK Jr. Community Building Award
Someone who has dedicated his or her life trying to build a nonviolent peaceful community.
Bev & John Titus and Azim Khamisa, our extraordinary heroes for choosing the path of peace under most trying times in their lives.
About Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) led a mass struggle for racial equality that doomed segregation and changed America forever. King won the Nobel Peace Prize before being assassinated in 1968. In 1977, King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by Jimmy Carter. For his promotion of non-violence and racial equality, King is considered a peacemaker and a martyr around the world. The Martin Luther King Day was established in his honor. Martin Luther King's most influential and well-known speech is "I Have A Dream."
2: Peter Jennings Unbiased Media Award
A reporter of an institute. ( TV, radio, news paper)
Jonathan Jones, Argus reporter for providing all dimensions of a story and searching for truth.
About Peter Jennings: ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings, 67, who died on August 7, 2005 was one of America's most distinguished journalists. Jennings reported many of the pivotal events that have shaped our world. He was in Berlin in the 1960s when the Berlin Wall was going up, and there in the '90s when it came down. He covered the civil rights movement in the southern United States during the 1960s, and the struggle for equality in South Africa during the 1970s and '80s. On Dec. 31, 1999, Jennings anchored ABC's Peabody-award winning coverage of Millennium Eve, "ABC 2000." Some 175 million Americans watched the telecast, making it the biggest live global television event ever.
3: A Just Public Official Award
One who represents everyone, not just selected groups.
Dutra Family, Bernie, John and Dominique for decades of service to all the constituents.
4: An organization that has done important work to defend human rights
An organization trying to create a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony in our world.
Code Pink, women of peace. A Code Pink delegation is currently in Jordan working towards creating peace in that region.
5: Marla Ruzicka Social Justice Award
Someone very special who goes out of their way to achieve social justice.
Delores Lundie, for decades of service trying to establish social justice.
About Marla: Intrepid humanitarian aid worker Marla Ruzicka and her Iraqi driver died in Baghdad on April 18, 2005 when her car was caught in an insurgent attack. Marla Ruzicka founded the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) in 2003, an NGO that began as a one-woman operation and grew to include dedicated Iraqis who compiled statistics of Iraqi civilian casualties. It was a difficult, heart-wrenching job. Marla pursued the casualty figures by going door to door in a country that sent so many other aid agencies over the brink. Human Rights Watch works in some of the most dangerous countries in the world. But it does not have field offices in Iraq. While others argued, Marla acted. She gave her young life to help the innocent victims of the Iraq war. At 28, she represented the best of America.
6: Fred Korematsu Civil Rights Award
Someone who has shown courage and commitment to protect civil rights in current political climate.
Liz Figueroa, California State Senator for her leadership in passing a resolution against the USA Patriot Act in the State of CA.
About Fred Korematsu, who challenged internment orders during World War II and became a spokesperson for civil rights, died at the age of 86 on March 31, 2005. Fred Korematsu was an ordinary man who defied the order to go to the Japanese-American internment camps during W.W. II because he believed it wasn't right. His case changed legal history and resulted in an apology by our government for wrongdoings, as well as reparations to 120,000 living Japanese-Americans. "If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don't be afraid to speak up." - Fred Korematsu.
7: Peace Partners Award
Cindy Sheehan, is the mother of Specialist Casey Sheehan, who served in the U.S. The peace mom is trying to bring the troops home.
Limited seating. Please purchase your ticket today
Special request: Could you please enrich this event by dressing in your traditional clothing?
When: Sunday August 20th, 2006 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where: Chandni Restaurant, Mowry School Road, Newark, CA 94560
Ticket price: $25:00 includes lunch
We are very grateful for your support and friendship. Looking forward to see you.The AMV Team
For more information or to purchase a ticket please call: 650-387-1994 or visit www.amuslimvoice.org
Global Peace Partners: formerly known as AMV- Foundation is committed to form global partnerships to create a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony in the world.
About American Muslim Voice: We are a grassroots, nonviolent, very inclusive, civil, immigrant and human rights organization building alliances and genuine partnership with like minded groups and individuals to protect and preserve civil liberties and constitutional rights for ALL. Our goal is to bridge the gap between all communities