LOCAL NEWS: Sallie Shawl winner of 2013 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize
- Written by UFPPC
Sallie Shawl of UFPPC is this year's Greater Tacoma Peace Prize laureate, the prize committee announced Monday. -- She will be honored at a banquet on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University on Sat., May 11, 2013, and will be the the recipient of a trip for two to Oslo, Norway, in December to participate in the events surrounding the Nobel Peace Prize. -- Shawl will also receive "recognition on the GTPP perpetual plaque, a specially designed medallion, a Certificate of Commendation, and a unique piece of glass artwork created especially for the GTPP by Tacoma’s Hilltop Artists," the committee's press release stated. -- BACKGROUND: Sallie Shawl helped found United for Peace of Pierce County in 2002 and has been a guiding spirit of the group since it formed. -- That has been only one among an extraordinary range of involvements in her work of peace, however. -- As the prize committee said, Sallie Shawl has "dedicated her life to working for peace and justice" and her "many accomplishments and continued efforts" are "[t]oo numerous to list completely"; her work "never ends." ...
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- Written by Abe DeJamminen