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July 06, 2005

Ryerson's Akua Benjamin is among 1,000 women nominated to symbolically share the Nobel Peace Prize

From the Dean Williams:

I want to share with the Ryerson community wonderful news about Akua Benjamin, Director of the School of Social Work. Akua is among 1,000 women nominated worldwide, including 10 in Canada, to symbolically share the Nobel Peace Prize.

The nomination is a statement of the immense contribution Akua is making to the causes of peace and social justice. We are thrilled that she is being recognized for her important work on anti-racism, crime, feminism, equity, anti-oppression and human rights. We can all take pride in her achievement!

Akua was nominated by the 1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 project, which aims to raise awareness of the millions of women around the world working for peace. She is in good company: Akua's fellow nominees from Canada include Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Louise Arbour, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (See http://www.1000peacewomen.org)

Posted by jason at July 6, 2005 06:14 PM


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