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Now in it’s second year, the program featured 2010-11 Grand Prize winners Lauren Zalla and Lauren Traugott-Campbell. They showed slides and spoke about their travel to Cuba with Witness for Peace in November 2011. Lauren T-C said the transition Cuba went through as it adjusted to the loss of imports from the Soviet Union and the blockade of the US may well serve as a model to many countries in the future who must learn to live without oil and other advanced technologies.
Finally, the 2012 Grand Prize Awardees Monserrat Alvarez and Owen Clapp were recognized and they each spoke about their anticipated travel to Cuba and Nicaragua with Witness for Peace.
NC Peace Action seeks to discover, honor and award young leaders who are working on solving the problems that face our world. We invite nominations of young adults age 18-24 and students age 13-17 who are involved in community service or social justice work that relates to broader problems facing the world as a whole. To complete entry, nominees must write an essay describing their service or active involvement in the community and how it relates to the global community. See guidelines for more details.
Deadline for submission of both the nomination and the essay is October 1. The Grand Prize for each age group is a trip with Witness for Peace to Latin America in 2012. Second prize is a trip to Washington in March to take part in a youth program to learn how to lobby Congress. Click here for forms and details. Direct question to Betsy Crites, 919.381.5969 or firstname.lastname@example.org