Santa Barbara Peace Prize Winner to Be Announced at Dinner Event
The United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties will present its 2019 Peace Prize winner. The third annual dinner event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday September 26 at The University Club at 1332 Santa Barbara St.
The winner will be selected from among these seven nominees:
Leslie Clark, founder of Nomad Foundation, which helps nomadic tribes in Niger support themselves with traditional and new technologies.
Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of African Women Rising, which empowers women after war.
Sue Mantle DiCicco, founder of the Peace Crane Project, which invites every child in the world to wage the cause of peace.
Dr. Lori Leyden, founder of Create Global Healing, which works with victims of trauma from genocide, refugee situations and school shootings.
Victoria Riskin, chair of Human Rights Watch, Santa Barbara chapter.
Evie Treen, founder of Friends of Woni International, which builds wells and schools in Kenya.
Professor Joe White, creator of A World Without War, which proposes to extend the Olympics Truce worldwide to a full year in 2024.
Admission is $100 per person. For tickets and for information on event sponsorship, visit www.unasb.org.