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News Archives - 2006

The 11th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival

March, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Featuring the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Wangari Maathai

The mission of the Nobel Peace Prize Festival is threefold:
* to teach young people about the Nobel Peace Prize and its influence on world peace
* to instill in young people the belief that peace is a concept to which everyone can and must contribute
* to teach that peace begins within and must be expressed in the family, in the school, in the community, in the country and in the whole world

The Nobel Peace Prize Festival is an expansion of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. In response to the growing interest of involving children and youth, the Festival became a reality in 1996. It coincides annually with the Forum and is held at Augsburg College.

With approximately 30 schools and youth groups participating each year, there has been an average of 700-800 children and youth attending from Peace Site schools and other youth groups. World Citizen, Inc. has recruited the students from their Peace Site schools as well as other youth groups. Augsburg College has been the host for this wonderful event touching the lives of thousands of young people.