Category Archives: News

2012 Laureate “Father Bix” Documentary Film Screening

The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs is scheduled to be screened at the U.N. on Thursday, June 29 @ 3 PM. The screening is sponsored by a group of organizations including: Pax Christi International (the Catholic peace movement) The United Nations NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security The Committee of Religious NGO’s (consisting […]

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17th of May Parade

Laureate Pennye Nixon and members of the board participated in the 17th of May (Syttende Mai) Parade. Thank you to all of you that joined us to support GTPP and the Parade in Ballard.

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Press Release: Pennye Nixon Selected As 2017 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate

PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PENNYE NIXON SELECTED AS 2017 GREATER TACOMA PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE   Tacoma, WA – Pennye Nixon thoughtfully responded to an inquiry about her work. “I like to talk about poop.” Nixon explained that there are two precursors to public health – clean water and sanitation –  and […]

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Pennye Nixon Named 2017 Laureate

Pennye Nixon, founder of Etta Projects, was chosen by the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Board of Directors as the 2017 Laureate. Etta Projects constructs clean water and sanitation projects in Bolivia. Check the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize website, facebook page, and twitter in the coming weeks for more information about Pennye’s contribution to peace in our […]

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Laureate Will Be Announced May 1

2017 Nominations are closed. The new Laureate will be announced May 1.

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GTPP Nominations End March 31st

Nominate a local peacemaker to receive the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize. Past laureates have promoted chinese reconciliation, racial equality, and native land claims settlements. Help us recognize the elite local peacemakers by submitting a nominee.

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Rock of Peace

Lori Chambers designed new art featuring the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize logo. The rock will be used at organizational functions and to promote peace in the area.  

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Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture

The Greater Tacoma Peace Prize encourages you to attend the Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture honoring Shamil Idriss. See the official text of the invitation from the Wang Center for Global Education below. The PLU Wang Center for Global Education cordially invites you to join us for dinner preceding the 3rd Biennial Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture […]

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In memoriam 2012 Laureate Father Bix

Father William Jerome Bichsel (Bix) was the 2012 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate. Documentary film maker Helen Young recounts 2012 Laureate Father Bix’s experience at the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Father Bix passed away almost 2 years ago on February 28, 2015. Read Young’s full account here.

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9th Circuit Appeals Court Hears Arguments

The Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Board supports Syrian refugees and immigrants in need. We are monitoring Trump’s travel ban closely. The Board’s Peace in Action campaign collected goods and assembled refugee restart kits in Fall 2016. See Full Coverage in the New York Times.

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