Nominees announced for 2019 Santa Barbara
By MITCHELL WHITE, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER
August 18, 2019 12:17 AM
The United Nations Association of Santa
Barbara and Tri Counties has announced
the nominees for the 2019 Santa Barbara
UNA Peace Prize.
The nominees are:
Evie Treen, founder of Friends of Woni International that builds wells and schools
Sue Mantle DeCicco, founder of the Peace Crane Project, which invites every child
to wage the cause of peace while increasing writing and language skills.
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 that seeks to extend the
Olympic Truce worldwide to a full year in 2024.
Leslie Clark, founder of Nomad Foundation, which helps nomadic tribes in Niger
support themselves with traditional new technologies such as solar power and
water well drilling.
Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of African Women Rising that empowers women
Victoria Riskin, chair of Human Rights Watch, Santa Barbara chapter.
The Peace Prize was created by the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara
and Tri Counties. The chapter is one of the oldest in the United States, having
formed in 1947. It spans San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
The nominations opened in May and closed in July. Nomination criteria includes
creating peace in the world, expanding of defending human rights internationally
and advancing developing nations through new infrastructure, supply delivery, or
creating schools and education opportunities, according to Peace Prize co-chair
“The United Nations Association is delighted with the quantity and caliber of the
nominees,” Ms. Byrne said in a statement. “Clearly, our community cares about
our world, and is working very hard to make a difference.
The winner of the 2019 Peace Prize will be announced at the prize dinner,
scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332
Santa Barbara St.
Dinner tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more
information, visit www.unasb.org