2016 Awards

2016 TORCH OF GLOBAL ENLIGHTENMENT

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GLOBAL SCHOLARS

AWARDS

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – Widener University School of Law

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg to celebrate the achievements of individuals, organizations and educators that exemplify the ideals of inclusiveness, respect for diversity, multiculturalism and interfaith dialogue.
The Council also will honor this year’s Global Scholars, local high school students who worked throughout the year to learn about international affairs.

2016 TORCH AWARD HONOREES:

INDIVIDUALS 

CORTES

The Honorable Pedro Cortes Secretary of  State – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

SELKER

Dr. Wayne Selcher, Retired Professor, Elizabethtown College 

Yolanda Perez, Co-Founder
Latino Hispanic Professional Organization

 

 

hO-THANH

Ho-Thanh Nguyen, President, PAIRWN

Ann Van Dyke, PA Human Relations Commission (Retired)

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TORCH EDUCATORS

Jamie Kinsley
Kelly O’Brien 
Tom Sites

teachers

 

TORCH ORGANIZATIONS

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Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMY BENSON
Producer of the Acclaimed Documentary DRAWING THE TIGER!
See link to Ms. Benson’s Ted Talk HEREc60d5a4b-2b4b-426e-bd9a-c5b92aa2e170 Amy Benson is producer and director of the documentary Drawing the Tiger, a film which focuses on the effects of educating girls in societies that lack the framework to be able to use them after they attain their degrees. Benson is the co-owner of Nonfiction Media, and has shot and filmed over 25 short films featuring nonprofits across the globe.

Join us for a screening of her documentary “Drawing the Tiger” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Central Penn College! Purchase tickets here:


(email: wacharrisburg@gmail.com for info)