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[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rula Salameh: Empowering Palestinian Philanthropy

-Profile by Patricia Smith Melton, Peace X Peace Founder
Palestinian radio personality and documentary producer Rula Salameh is our 2012 Patricia Smith Melton Award honoree. Ms. Salameh’s weekly television program highlights Palestinians of special needs, patients who need support for immediate treatment, and needy families.
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It is my honor to award Rula Salameh the 2012 Patricia Smith Melton Award. Among her talents is executing a world-class three-point turn in the middle of narrow roads when there’s trouble ahead. Specifically, when old car tires are stacked and burning and solders’ guns firing, albeit …

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[11 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Leena-Maija Talikka: Linking Finland and Morocco

-Interview by Yasmina Mrabet, Connection Point Director
Leena -Maija Talikka, our Connection Point Award honoree is founding president of Friends of Morocco in Finland. The association promotes intercultural exchange and mutual education between Moroccan and Finnish women as well as economic empowerment for Moroccan women.
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Can you tell us about your personal background and inspiration for founding the association Friends of Morocco in Finland? Why was it important for you?
In 1995 I traveled to Morocco with my mother and my friend.  It was a holiday season. I immediately felt a connection with …

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[10 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sara Potler, Dance 4 Peace: Inspiring Social Change through the Art of Movement

-Interview by Corinne Mitchell, Administration and Outreach Manager
Sara Potler, the 2012 Generation Peace Award winner, is the founder of Dance 4 Peace. Since 2007 the program has worked with over 5,542 youth in 15 cities on 4 continents to inspire social change through the art of movement. Sara values turning young people and adults into leaders and sharing ownership to ensure that the Dance 4 Peace movement is sustainable beyond herself.
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Where did the idea for Dance 4 Peace come from?
Dance 4 Peace began as part of my Fulbright Scholarship in …

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