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Young people celebrating peace

festivalMore than 600 students in Grades 1 – 12 will come to Augsburg  College on March 6 to participate in the 13th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival. This year the Festival will honor the 2006 Laureates Muhammad

Yunus and the Grameen Bank (Bangladesh).

Students from all around the Twin Cities will fill up Si Melby Hall with sounds and sights of peace. The Festival, held annually at Augsburg College, was designed to teach young people about the Nobel Peace Prize and its influence on world peace.  As part of the “Adopt-a-Laureate” portion of the Festival, each school chooses a Nobel Peace Prize recipient

and studies the life and accomplishments of their peacemaker or organization. Students then share their knowledge through displays, dramatic performances, music and dance.

The Nobel Peace Prize Festival is an expansion of the Nobel Peace

Prize Forum, an annual event affiliated with the Norwegian Nobel Institute

in Oslo, Norway.

To learn more about this year’s Peace Prize Festival, visit:

Peace Prize Forum deadline to register Feb. 18

deadlineThe 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place March 7-8 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. This year’s theme, “Striving for Peace: Investing in Community,” honors the work of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Yunus will give the keynote address to the forum on Saturday morning, March 8. The Grameen Bank, which he founded, extends low-cost loans to individuals in Bangladesh that have resulted in grassroots economic and social improvements. More than six million borrowers are now connected with the bank.

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