GTPP Laureate Banquet, Honoring Marilyn Kimmerling and Kwabi Amoah-Forson

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GTPP Laureate Banquet, Honoring Marilyn Kimmerling and Kwabi Amoah-Forson

On Thursday, 09/15/22, GTPP will honor our 16th and 17th laureates, MARILYN KIMMERLING and KWABI AMOAH-FORSON. (RSVP by 4:30 PM, Sep. 08!)

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Pacific Lutheran University Anderson University Center 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447

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Please join us on Thursday, September 15, as we celebrate two GTPP laureates - community activist and champion of human rights Marilyn Kimmerling (2020/21) and children's advocate and Peace Bus driver Kwabi Amoah-Forson (2022). In addition to recognizing them and presenting their awards, we will enjoy a delicious meal, listen to uplifting music by the Tacoma Refugee Choir, and hear from 2019 Laureate Willie Stewart, who will tell us a bit about the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and his experience in Oslo in December of 2019. Honored guests will include other nominees and past GTTP Laureates.

The banquet will be held at Pacific Lutheran University (in the Anderson University Center). Ticket prices are $45 for students and $75 for others. A reception will be held from 5:30 - 6:00 PM, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a beverage and start bidding on some unique auction items, while you mingle with others who share and support GTPP's peace goals.

If you are unable to attend and/or would like to make a contribution in support of the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize, please click 'Register', and under 'ticket type', click 'Donation'. Or you may visit our website Your contribution at this time will be especially appreciated! Keep in mind that the GTPP has not been idle over the past two years -- we raised funds for refugees and for the Bill Lincoln Peace Bench (thank you so much for supporting those causes!) -- but we've not held a fundraiser for GTPP since 2019!

Mission Statement: In the firm belief that peace begins locally, the GTPP recognizes, supports, and honors local citizens and institutions who promote, achieve, and sustain peace, justice, and reconciliation at home and abroad.

WELCOME! from the GTPP Board of Directors: Founder Thomas Heavey Sr., Barbara Gilchrist, Lisa Marie Ottoson, Clare Petrich, Ksenjia Simic-Muller, Tonia Simpson, Carol Snyder, and Willie Stewart.