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    Peace Awards Program

    This is a featured organizational post on PCDN. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your nominations.

    Nominate a Leader for the 2017 Peace Awards!

    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for our 2017 Peace Awards:

    Help us identify and nominate deserving leaders who promote inclusion and collaboration in their communities. Express your gratitude to a leader by taking a few minutes and submitting a nomination for one of the awards below.

    Please click here to submit your nomination(s) today!* The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm EST (DC Time) on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

    Peace Awards Program

    El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

    Celebrating our 11th year of awarding the Peace Education Prize

    The El-Hibri Foundation awards an annual $30,000 Peace Education Prize to individuals who have dedicated their lives to making outstanding contributions and demonstrating long-term leadership in building inclusive and socially just communities in the United States.

    The prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion.

    To date, ten individuals, including community organizers, scholars, and activists, have been awarded the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize. Previous winners have made a significant impact to building resilient, equitable, and inclusive communities through education, activism, and movement-building. Click here to learn more about them.

    What is Peace Education?

    The Foundation defines peace education broadly.  In our view, it encompasses a range of activities undertaken in a variety of settings designed to build thriving, engaged, inclusive, and collaborative communities:

    • In community settings, peace educators lead appropriate interventions to conflict by promoting inclusion, equity, reconciliation, and social justice. Peace educators strive to make inclusion and the appreciation of difference and diversity widely-embraced civic values and cultural norms.
    • In academic settings, peace educators teach and develop curricula or learning programs which promote and model inclusion. They provide knowledge and leadership skills to build collaboration across difference and lead conflict resolution and transformation. They promote respect for human dignity, human differences, and human rights.

    2017 Peace Education Prize Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    Eligibility 
    Individuals based in the United States whose primary work is focused on domestic audiences are eligible. These individuals will have demonstrated:

    • Impact through leading significant initiatives, organizations, or movements that model inclusive practices and educate and/or build collaboration across diverse audiences;
    • Innovation through effectively implementing cutting-edge techniques or approaches in community-building that reduce discrimination and promote mutual understanding, respect, inclusion, and collaboration; and/or
    • Influence through the wide use of their approaches, techniques, or programs to catalyze positive cultural change and community-building that can be sustained institutionally and serve as exemplary models of inclusiveness.

    This includes:

    • Social change activists or nonprofit leaders who have developed effective partnerships across sectors or implemented collaborative community-building initiatives that have demonstrably reduced discrimination against marginalized communities and affirmed human dignity using innovative programs and methods, such as social media, to reach and affect larger audiences;
    • Thought leaders who have produced influential works on inclusion, social justice, and community-building that have significantly transformed cultural frameworks or narratives, or who have demonstrated by their own example significant social and moral courage and exemplary leadership in standing up for the rights and wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable communities;
    • Policymakers who have successfully implemented significant inclusion, diversity, and social justice initiatives across sectors or provided exceptional leadership in championing inclusiveness in community and educational settings; and
    • Institution builders who have led and implemented significant inclusive community-building or collaborative social justice and ally-building institutional initiatives in academic (school or university) or practice (community or nonprofit) settings.

     

    Selection Criteria
    Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

    Working across difference

    • Demonstrated leadership in building inclusive movements or effective bridge-building across difference;
    • Demonstrated commitment to reducing discrimination against vulnerable communities;
    • Equipped marginalized communities or individuals with leadership and peacebuilding skills (collaboration and conflict resolution);
    • Raised awareness about the positive contributions of diversity; and/or
    • Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement.

    Creating unique and broad-based institutional impact

    • Demonstrated ability to build groundbreaking and successful institutions and/or organizations that reflect inclusion, and a commitment to diversity, accountability, and transparency;
    • Demonstrated success in building partnerships and collaboration;
    • Demonstrated commitment to learning and evaluation and sharing best practices;
    • Established credibility among a diverse group of stakeholders; and/or
    • Demonstrated ability to scale or reach wider audiences.

     

    Selection Process 

    The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is awarded based on a ranking of criteria from nominations received through the online form during the open application period. Members of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize Selection Committee include experts in community organizing and community building. The selection process may include interviews with references familiar with the nominee’s unique contributions to building or advancing inclusive communities.

    Individuals may nominate themselves or others for this award.

     

    Timeframe

    Nominations for all awards are accepted until 11:59pm EST (DC Time) on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

    Award winners are announced in the fall and presented at the El-Hibri Foundation’s annual Peace Awards Ceremony.

    Peace Awards Program

    Fearless Ally Award

    “I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities…. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

    – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    In 2016, the El-Hibri Foundation was proud to announce its first-ever Fearless Ally Award. This $5,000 award intends to recognize allies to American Muslim communities who have:

    • demonstrated outstanding courage in challenging Islamophobia;
    • promoted greater mutual understanding and respect between communities;
    • made significant contributions to promoting the rights and wellbeing of American Muslims; and/or
    • whose work as an ally helped to support inclusion, collaboration, and capacity-building with American Muslim communities.

    2017 Fearless Ally Award Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    Eligibility
    Eligible individuals have demonstrated courageous leadership working for the inclusion of American Muslims.

     

    Selection Criteria
    Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

    • Commitment to reducing Islamophobia: Demonstrated outstanding commitment to and courage in reducing prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims;
    • Collaboration and partnership-building: Significantly advanced collaboration and inclusive partnerships leading to greater capacity for collective action; and
    • Raising understanding and awareness of American Muslim community rights and concerns: Significantly advanced greater understanding and awareness of American Muslim community rights, issues, needs, and concerns in ways that reduce discrimination and promote mutual respect and inclusion.

    Selection Process
    The Fearless Ally Award is awarded based on a ranking of criteria from nominations received through the online form during the open application period. Members of the Fearless Ally Award Selection Committee include experts in American Muslim community organizing and community building. The selection process may include interviews with references familiar with the nominee’s unique contributions to building partnerships and collaborative communities.

    Individuals may nominate themselves or others for this award.

    Peace Awards Program

    Community Builder Award

    “Leadership is the practice of accepting responsibility to enable others to achieve shared purpose under conditions of uncertainty.”

    – Dr. Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School

    In 2016, the El-Hibri Foundation was proud to announce a new $5,000 award to celebrate collaborative leadership in the American Muslim community by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated achievements in building community. These leaders have promoted inclusion and developed community-building resources and collaborative relationships necessary for mobilizing social change.

    The Community Builder Award intends to celebrate and elevate the efforts of those working to transform their communities and improve society. It is designated for early to mid-career American Muslim leaders (typically between the ages of 24 and 40) committed to creating inclusive communities and building capacity for others to create social change.


    2017 Community Builder Award Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    Eligibility
    Nominations will be considered for an early to mid-career US-based American Muslim leader that has demonstrated significant achievements in building inclusive communities and empowering others to act.

    Only nominations received before July 23, 2017 through the online nomination form for the Community Builder Award will be eligible. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for this award.

     

    Selection Criteria
    Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

    • Building capacity: Demonstrated success in building capacity, leadership, and institutions with potential for influence in American Muslim communities;
    • Advancing diversity and inclusion: Successfully promoted inclusive norms in American Muslim communities; and
    • Catalyzing collective impact: Demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing collaboration, coalition-building, and collective action within American Muslim communities.

     

    Selection Process
    The Community Builder Award is awarded based on a ranking of criteria from nominations received through the online form during the open application period. Members of the Community Builder Award Selection Committee include experts in American Muslim community organizing and community building. The selection process may include interviews with references familiar with the nominee’s unique contributions to building and sustaining inclusive communities.

     

    Timeframe 

    Nominations for all awards are accepted until 11:59pm EST (DC Time) on Sunday, July 23, 2017. 

    Award winners are announced in the fall and presented at the El-Hibri Foundation’s annual Peace Awards Ceremony.

     
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