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The Global Tolerance Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, December 11th, 2001· Human Rights Day

On December 11, 2001,
at the
United Nations in New York City,
Friends of the United Nations

presented their 4th Annual
Global Tolerance Awards
Ceremony & Banquet
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The event was produced in cooperation
with
Unity Foundation
and made possible through the generous sponsorship of the
One Song, Many Voices Foundation

and the T. F. Chen Cultural Center

The Global Tolerance Awards
honor Individuals and Organizations
working to advance universal Tolerance and Human Rights,
in keeping with the theme for 2001:
"Promoting Tolerance through the Arts"
GLOBAL TOLERANCE AWARD
WINNERS
FOR 2001:

Alanis Morissette

Internationally known singer / songwriter, who toured Palestine, Beirut and Kosovo to promote Tolerance and who has shown selfless dedication to humanitarian causes.

Lisa Cherniak

Artists Against Racism
Founder and Executive Director, whose international media campaign against Intolerance featured popular performers as spokespeople in PSAs
on television, radio, billboards
and the internet.

Dr. T.F. Chen

Painter, historian, writer and
philosopher who pioneered
the use of familiar icons and symbols in his art to facilitate international understanding.
The Youth Art Connection

An ongoing program (sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Metro Atlanta Affiliate) that empowers young artists and connects them to each other and to world leaders, thus strengthening global communication and cooperation through the Universal Language of Art.
Bob Johnston and
the Late
Carl Perkins

"The Fireman" -- the newly released single by Songwriter and Record Producer Bob Johnson with vocals by Carl Perkins, is an impassioned instrumental and spoken-word tribute honoring firefighters for their bravery and heroism. All proceeds from sale of the single will be donated to the families of fallen firefighters.

Best-selling author Joseph Kanon
was the Master of Ceremonies
for this event, which included:

A Tribute to GEORGE HARRISON
with "Here Comes the Sun" performed
by musician RICHIE HAVENS

A SALUTE to UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
and the Staff of the United Nations,
in honor of their being awarded
the Centennial Nobel Peace Prize

A Tribute to the People
of NEW YORK CITY

Acclaimed actor and advocate, Danny Glover, Global Co-Chairman of the One Song, Many Voices Campaign introduced a "Global Lenses" diversity presentation by its Chairman, Mark Williams, who is also CEO of The Diversity Channel. The New York City youth choir, "CityKids" concluded the evening with a stirring rendition of Mr. Williams' international anthem "One Song, Many Voices."

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 "Promoting Tolerance through the Arts" was the theme for the 2001 Global Tolerance Awards Ceremony This important event not only commemorated the International Day ForTolerance and Human Rights Day, it marked the passing of three months since the terrorist attacks in New York City, serving to further underscore the importance and relevance of promoting tolerance.


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