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EC Awards by CPR

Every October a number of cities hold Summits to celebrate the Earth Charter.  Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions coordinates Ventura County’s Earth Charter Summits and presents annual Earth Charter Awards to those community activists who best embody the Earth Charter’s core values.  The event is co-sponsored by Ventura College’s International Studies Program in the USA.

This year’s 10th Anniversary Earth Charter Summit and Awards program at Ventura College’s Cafeteria/Student Center was held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 p.m.  At this event they created a time capsule for 2020 memorializing their hopes, dreams and goals for “The Next 10 Years.”

The following local leaders/heroes were honored and selected as this year’s Ventura County ambassadors of the Earth Charter Principles:

Social and Economic Justice (Richard Weinstock Memorial Award)
Barbara Macri-Ortiz, Social Justice and Civil Rights Attorney

Ecological Integrity
Community Supported Agriculture, The CSAs of Ventura County

Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace
Cindy Piester, Peace Activist

Respect and Care for the Community of Life
Juana Tapia, Activist for Immigration Rights and the “Dream Act”

Earth Charter and the Arts
Victor Aguilar, Tomás Hernández and Michael Schuman, Artists and Community Organizers of “Arts for Action”

Youth Education and Outreach
Lisa Hildebrand, Director of Education, and Mary Galvin, Director of Operations, at the Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education

Youth Activism
Aaron Bergh, Student Organizer for “Spartans for Peace” at Rio Mesa High School

Please see more on this in the following pages:
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/02/summit-honors-progress/
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/09/earth-charter-awards-given/

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