2017 Peacemaker Awards Banquet

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The Dallas Peace & Justice Center will be hosting the
Annual 2017 Peacemaker Awards Banquet on November 30th, 2017

This is an annual homecoming event for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers in our North Texas Community. It is a time to come together and lift up the good work being done for Peace and Justice by exceptional leaders.

Please join us for a celebratory evening and help us shine a light on these well-deserving individuals and organizations:

Peacemaker of the Year Award

Alia Salem
Learn more about Alia Salem


Justice Seeker of the Year Award

Yolonda Blue Horse
Learn more about Yolonda Blue Horse

...and as featured in Green Source DFW

Paul S. Zoltan
Learn more about Paul S. Zoltan


Media Accountability Award

Jeffrey Weiss
Learn more about Jeffrey Weiss


Peacemaker Organization of the Year Award

Faith Forward Dallas
Learn more about Faith Forward Dallas


Lifetime Peacemaker Award

Ernest McMillan
Learn more about Ernest McMillan

Gene and Elaine Lantz
Learn more about Gene & Elaine Lantz


And In Memoriam

Vivian Castleberry
Learn more about Vivian Castleberry


Jan Pruitt
Learn more about Jan Pruitt


Baba Ifayomi
Learn more about Baba Ifayomi


Bishop Mark Herbener
Learn more about Bishop Herbener




 We are so pleased to have educator and Latina activist Joanna Cattanach
as our emcee this year.


You can visit WFAA's "My Voice, My Opinion" for a preview:

WFAA: My Voice, My Opinion



Featuring Entertainment by
Damon K. Clark

damon k clark - photo by Justin Clemonsphoto by Justin Clemons

Our entertainment will be provided by the amazing talent of versatile singer Damon K. Clark.
Visit his website for a preview:



Thank you event sponsors!

Here is our list so far - there is still time to add your name:

VIP Sponsors (Very Inspirational Peacemakers)

Dallas Peace & Justice Center Nuclear Free World Committee I
Grace Memorial Church
Jan Sanders
Northhaven Methodist Church
North Texas Food Bank
Peacemakers Incorporated I
Peacemakers Incorporated II
Richland Community College Institute for Peace and Human Rights

Organizational Sponsors

Cara Mia Theater
Dallas Democratic Forum
Dallas Peace & Justice Center Nuclear Free World Committee II
First Community United Church of Christ
Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas
North Texas Veterans for Peace
Pax Christi
Rohingya Human Rights Subcommittee
Social Action Council - First Unitarian Church
Society of Native Nations
Susybelle Gosslee
The Thanks-Giving Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff - Social Justice Ministry
Very Inspired Peacemaker Table
White Rock United Methodist Church

Justice Seeker Sponsors

Dallas Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Dallas Sierra Club
United Nations Association - Dallas Chapter

Peace & Justice Sponsors

Carol Donovan
Constance Hargis
Hind Jarrah
Jan McDowell for Congress


The Reception:
5:30 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a reception where fair-trade and eco-friendly vendors, local artisans, and socially-responsible entrepreneurs, will have booths set up for your holiday shopping. Local non-profits and educational institutions will be there as well to share information on their efforts and increase community involvement.



Thursday, November 30th
Vendor Reception 5:30-7:00pm
Program Begins 7:00pm



Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in North Dallas
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, Texas 75244
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Reserve your tickets:

VIP (Very Important Peacemaker) Table $1000.00
- 10 Tickets with Program Listing*
Organization Table $750.00 - 10 Tickets
Justice Seeker $500.00 - 5 Tickets with Program Listing*
Peace & Justice $200.00 - 2 Tickets with Program Listing*
The Power of Three $225.00 - 3 General Admission Tickets
The Power of Two $150.00 - 2 General Admission Tickets
The Power of One $75.00 - Individual General Admission
Student $30.00 - Individual Student Admission

Scholarships available. Please contact Rita Beving
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*(Please note that the printed program has gone to press and acknowledgements will be made on the website and at the event.)

Online Reservations
Sorry - The event is sold out and ticket sales are closed.

Promote Your Goods, Services, & Organizations:

Reception Exhibitors

Display/Sell Your Goods & Services
Promote Your Community Services & Projects

Exhibitor Details

(sorry, exhibitor table space has been filled)


Silent & Live Auctions

Donate Goods & Services

Auction Submissions


Program Advertising

Place an ad in the printed program

Program Ads
(Sorry, advertising submission deadline has passed.)


Questions & Additional Information:

Please contact Rita Beving:

pabinformation @ dpjc.org




A very special Item will be up for auction at the banquet!

 Bid on this great item at the Awards Banquet - 30 years of priceless advocacy sewn into a wonderful quilt from T-shirts and memorabilia.

donated quilt PAB2017

Donated by Reverend Diane Baker
66" wide x 79" high - We already have a $250. starting bid!


The Dallas Peace & Justice Center is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are exempt to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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