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12-Year-Old Girl Among Recipients of First Corita Kent Peace Awards at Beverly Hilton

March 08, 1989

Four peacemakers will be honored when Immaculate Heart College Center holds its first Corita Kent Peace Awards dinner today at the Beverly Hilton. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will enlarge a fund established in memory of the late artist Corita for peace programs at the center.

The honorees include Michelle Alexander, a 12-year-old from Fresno, who invented the game "Give Peace a Chance." The others to be recognized are singer Miriam Makeba for her protests against apartheid in South Africa; Walter Capps, professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, whose special course on the Vietnam war was recognized on national television; and Fred Segal, a business leader whose efforts have included support for local peace organizations and a 200-acre peace park being built in Malibu.

Norman Cousins is honorary dinner chairman. Actor Dennis Weaver will serve as emcee of a program that will include Eva Marie Saint who will preview her documentary film about Corita. In charge of planning the dinner are Joan Palevsky, Mary Jane Hewitt and Dorothy Courtney.

For information call Sue Welsh at (213) 470-2293.

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