Laura C. Bozzo Wendy Joan Williams Yolanda R Lamar
It is a privilege and honor for me to share my thoughts with you today as the recipient of the 2021 Honorary Degree in Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences from the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA).
This year presented a total of 15 candidates from 7 countries: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
All the Worlds Children congratulates these Recipients as human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, and creators of initiatives for reconciliation, non-violence, justice, solidarity and peace, at local, national and international levels.
The CLEVELAND NATIONAL PEACE PLAN is being implemented and it is needed that since people have been working in many unimaginable ways, it’s time we begin to heal and overcome - together - in solidarity. The 2021 Recipients have all succeeded in developing particular approaches incorporating Iceality that integrates justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today's societies.
Their holistic and collective initiatives will become lighthouses that mobilize one's hope to build a future American Culture of Peace with the Great American Peace Trail. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between People, their Environment with respect to the Fauna and Flora living here: the Worlds Children.
This distinction is unique to Cleveland and is designed to recognize efforts that Northeast Ohio is the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement and will serve as an ongoing reminder of achievements through Iceality in making Northeast Ohio the 'Universal Cradle for a Culture of Peace' for all Living Things that will be an inspiration for future generations to follow.
The WCPM would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. We are pleased to offer visibility to all your community peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this goes beyond any form of competition! We remind you that as we announced in a previous e-mail, in this way we try to give greater visibility to each prizewinner and we invite you to expand the solidarity network of the artisans and peacemakers that the needs to highlight.
With warm good wishes,
Ambassador Renate Jakupca
Worlds Children Peace Monument