Lawrence, KS - For over twenty years, the Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award has supported and rewarded promoters of peace and justice in the local community by recognizing individuals and organizations who exemplify the goals of peace and justice through their practical and constructive work locally, nationally, or internationally. In this year when our country is continues major wars through out the world, the Award is also a light of hope shining on a future filled with uncertainty.
Any Douglas County organization or individual resident is eligible for the award. An LCPJ committee made up of coalition members and local residents will review nominations. Please send your nomination in the form of a letter describing the nominee's contributions to peace and justice issues.
Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice
P.O. Box 474
Lawrence, KS 66044
Email to: www.lcpj.org with MOORE AWARD in the Subject Line.
Nominations are open from January 1 until March 15, 2017. Be sure to include your own name and phone number with the nomination so we can inform you of our choice. Please be concise limiting your rationale to 250 words. You may attach relevant documentation such as newspaper articles or endorsements about the nominee.
About the Award
Tom and Anne Moore were long-time residents of Lawrence. Tom served as director of KU-Y (KU YMCA) programs for 23 years. Ann was an active volunteer and ran the Volunteer Clearinghouse for Vista (Volunteers in Service to America). They were both deeply involved with the local Friends meeting. Husband and wife were recognized among Lawrence's most influential people. Tom and Anne were part of the original founders of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice.
The first award was presented in 1994.
Last Year's Winners
Marilyn Hull served Lawrence as the program director at the Douglas County Community Foundation. . Prior to taking her position at DCCF, therefore, she worked with KU’s Continuing Education programs and with the Burt Nash Community Health Center. In taking the DCCF position, Marilyn found an opportunity to help our entire community by supporting a non-profit organization, committed to serving the people of Lawrence.
Craig Sweets and Change of Heart
Craig Sweets started the street newspaper for the homeless in Lawrence called Change of Heart in
1997. Once he announced his plans, a local hero, Hilda Enoch, gave him the sage advice, “Keep it local,
Craig”, that stuck with him for 18 years. The name Change of Heart was chosen, first, because it hoped
to change the hearts of Lawrence readers about the nature of homelessness in our community, and,
second, it planned to remove change from the pockets of local residents since Change of Heart is both a
publication and a work program.
More details on these winner and a complete list can be found below.