Hello and thank you for your interest and support of United Peace Relief.

We have refined our mission over the years since Hurricane Katrina. Our goals now include a national focus for disaster response and increasing the capacity for donations and a membership drive to support it. Join us as we move forward and consider becoming a member of United Peace Relief.

Member Programs, Projects, and Partnerships.

United Peace Relief is driven by the members who run our programs. Programs are set up by the board to help the serve the mission statement and national focus.

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August 30, 2016

United Peace Relief is proud to be able to support this great project!

Hi everyone. I assume you've all heard about the flooding in Louisiana a few weeks ago. The worst of it was in the Baton Rouge area, where, incredibly, over 20 inches of rain fell over a three-day period.

Since the water has run down and some roads, presumably, are cleared, lots of folks have been coming in to provide relief of different forms. However, none of these groups, to my understanding, are offering much in the way of food.

A group calling themselves Family of Friends Relief Effort (FFRE) is now setting up to serve hot meals, to survivors of the flood as well as to volunteers, in the town of Baker, just north of Baton Rouge. They're part of the same network of people who were so helpful doing the same after Hurricane Katrina some years back (at the New Waveland Café in Waveland, Mississippi, the Made with Love Café in Arabi, Louisiana, the Y Café in Buras, LA, and a site in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and then again after Hurricane Sandy with the U-Hungry Café in Union Beach, New Jersey).

I worked at most of those previous sites (for nearly a year altogether) and can say that this is a great group of people. They worked hard, had a tremendous spirit, and cooked incredible meals (made of mostly organic food). Residents commented, not only on the food, but on the spirit of the places and of the welcoming feeling they got there-- equally important in those times, often after having lost their homes and possessions.
Their Facebook page is: Family of Friends Relief Effort.

Mailing address: LA Flood Relief - Family of Friends- relief and kitchen effort, 2400 Debra Drive, Baker, LA 70714
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August 18, 2013

The Veterans Green Bus is on the move and making news. Check out the complete story at:


February 2, 2013

New board assignments have been made! We look forward to the coming year and with new ideas!

Gordon Soderberg - Executive Director
Carol Stachurski - Treasurer
Dennis Kyne - Secretary
Steve Scalmanini - Board Member
Kate Devlin - Board Member

Mike Stachurski - Board Member
Arjay Sutton - Board Member

We want to thank Jim Selin for the time and energy he has put forth for United Peace Relief. Jim has been a board member for several years and has been a project manager for the Books To Kids program. Check out the Books to Kids page for update on that project. The Books to Kids project has been so successful that Jim has decided to put in a full-time schedule. Thank you for your board input Jim!!

And welcome Arjay!!

November 12, 2012

United Peace Relief is working in the Rockaway area with some great organizations including Veterans Green Bus, Team Rubicon and Rainbow Rapid Response. Follow the work being done on their respective Facebook pages. If you want to help this great group of people and lots of veterans
donate. Be sure to follow the progress on our Facebook page linked above!

October 30, 2012

The Books to Kids Project is in need of a travel trailer donated. The one at Slidell was flooded during Hurricane Isaac. This is the mobile unit we used to store books prior to distribution in the Gulf Coast. Volunteers deployed to the area also used this unit for housing while in the area. Can you help us with a replacement? Do you or someone you know have an older camper you could donate?

September 9, 2011

Check out new updates to our Detroit, Books to Kids and Veterans Green Bus pages!

Meet our board:

Carol Stachurski, Executive Director of United Peace Relief, was a medical office manager in the past with a flare for accounting and has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She currently is an advocate for persons with disabilities for a Florida non-profit with emphasis on emergency planning for vulnerable populations. She responded to Katrina with Veterans For Peace the first week after the storm and worked in the area for six months.  She is from Tallahassee, FL.  Carol is an organizer, volunteer camp director, technology fan and easy going.

Steve Scalmanini, Treasurer of United Peace Relief, has been semi-retired in Ukiah, CA, since 2001 after 27 years as a mechanical engineer and marketing engineer in high tech industry in Silicon Valley and Santa Rosa. He traveled to the Gulf coast days after Hurricane Katrina and spent 10 weeks helping relief efforts with Veterans For Peace, during which he met the other founders of United Peace Relief. He is also active in the local chapters of VFP and the Alliance for Democracy, the Mendocino Environmental Center, and the Ukiah Valley Smart Growth Coalition. He is often referred to as the "have laptop, will travel" guy.

Kate Devlin, Secretary of United Peace Relief, is a mother, grandmother, artist, activist, poet, community organizer, myomassologist who is a co-ordinator of a soup kitchen and urban farm in Detroit. She sits on the board of United Peace Relief as the membership director and is in charge of setting up emergency soup kitchens when United Peace Relief is called to a disaster area. Kate shares the vision of the board to establish chapters across the country to respond to local emergencies to provide emergency relief in a peaceful and humanitarian way.  

Gordon Soderberg, board member, is a veteran of the US Navy, Corpsman and Surgical Technician, and founding member of Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit that trains veterans in sustain
able green careers. Gordon was instrumental is establishing and running the Veterans For Peace camp in Covington, LA following Hurricane Katrina. Gordon currently resides in Denver, CO.

Mike Stachurski, board member, is our jack of all trades.  He has led reconstruction projects in the Gulf including New Orleans, Slidell and Pass Christian, MS. He is currently keeping the three United Peace Relief motor homes running.  These motor homes were donated following Katrina and Mike keeps them stocked and ready for deployment should the need arise. Mike lives is Tallahassee, FL.

Jim Selin, board member, resides in Nashville, TN.  Jim leads the Books To Kids program and was a United Peace Relief volunteer in Slidell.  Jim has been a great networking board member.  The Books to Kids project has been a great success thanks to Jim and many, many children, community centers and schools in the Gulf Coast region have books. Jim also works in the Nashville area on land conservation.

James Kevin Curley, DDS and board member, has been a supporter of United Peace Relief for several years.  He donated the use of his land in Slidell for a volunteer camp.  The camp saw many volunteers come and go over the years and many great jobs accomplished.  Kevin currently resides in New Orleans and has a dental practice in Slidell.

January 12, 2010

We would like to welcome two new board members, Kevin Curley and Gordon Soderberg. Both Kevin and Gordon have been long-time supporters of United Peace Relief and will be a great addition to our board. Gordon was one of the original veterans who set up a relief camp days after Katrina. Kevin donated the use of his land in Slidell for a base volunteer camp. Welcome Gordon and Kevin!

February 13, 2010

NEED VOLUNTEERS:  There will be a need starting Wednesday (2/17) for 32 volunteers a day to organize donated supplies and preparation for loading on boat to Haiti.  Spread the word!  If your organization still had volunteers in the New Orleans area, can you spare some to help with this? Contact Elaine Langley at elaineml@bellsouth.net.

New information on Haiti page.

Board members and friends of United Peace Relief are following the relief efforts in Haiti. Please check back here often for updates on ways you can assist. We are providing information on grassroots organizations that are already on the ground in Haiti or have the resources to be there soon. There are many organization doing good work in Haiti. The following are organizations our members have worked with in the past.

If you would like to donate to any of the organizations below through United Peace Relief, 100% of your donation will be forwarded to the organization of your choice. Just note which organization when making your donation. If no notation is on the donation, it will be divided evenly month the five.

Go to our
Haiti page for additional information.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

From the Doctors Without Borders website: Doctors Without Border's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. MSF operates independently of any political, military, or religious agendas. Medical teams conduct evaluations on the ground to determine a population's medical needs before opening programs. The key to MSF’s ability to act independently in response to a crisis is its independent funding. Eighty-nine percent of MSF's overall funding (and 100 percent of MSF-USA's funding) comes from private sources, not governments. In 2006, MSF had more than three million individual donors and private funders worldwide. MSF is neutral. The organization does not take sides in armed conflicts, provides care on the basis of need alone, and pushes for increased independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law.

You can also learn more about ARRR on Facebook.

From the American Rainbow Rapid Response website: ARRR is a network of people who recognize the obligation of service to our brothers and sisters that are faced with catastrophe in their communities. With years of experience providing food and clean drinking water for thousands of people at cooperative festivals, we are uniquely prepared to share our skills, time, and assets with those in serious need. While our main focus is on physical needs such as clean water and food, we also try to provide for the emotional and spiritual care of a community. We encourage our volunteers to lend an ear along with a hand, we encourage cooperation with the appropriate agencies for psychological assistance, and we reach out to local religious communities to foster cooperation in meeting the needs of survivors of natural disasters. We also offer many ways for survivors to get together and effectively take part in their own recovery. An example of the numerous ways we help a community beyond providing for their physical needs is the organization of important community social events that bring back a sense of normality to these communities.We invite local musicians and performers to put on a show, or show big screen movies, provide ballroom dancing lessons, and sometimes just have a good old fashioned party. These events not only allow community members to relieve stress, they also make for a middle ground for the many relief agencies to come together with the residents in an informal environment.

From the Architecture ForHumanity Website: For those not used to working in disasters the first week is chaotic, filled with stories of heroism and despair. The first responders are not the NGO's or medical personal but the families of those who are injured or lost their lives. It is an overwhelming situation to be in. It is also not the time for architects to show up thinking they can rebuild. People are trying to find their loved ones not think about what their lives will look like in 5, 10 or 15 years.
Trying to keep perspective is extremely hard. We've personally lost colleagues, friends and extremely valuable people in the last few days. On Thursday, one phone call ended with 'they are all gone.' For those of us who are part of the reconstruction effort, we need to think about immediate needs for shelter while planning for the next three to five years of rebuilding.
When we are rebuilding, do not let the media set the time line and expectations for reconstruction. I remember vividly well known news personalities standing on the rubble of homes in the lower ninth proclaiming that 'this time next year we will see families back home.' Some well meaning NGOs, who usually have little building experience, are even worse -- 'we'll have 25,000 Haitians back home if you donate today.' In reality, here is what it really looks like:
  • Pre-Planning Assessments and Damage Analysis (underway, will run for a year)
  • Establish Community Resource Center and Reconstruction Studio (Week 6 to Month 3)
  • Sorting Out Land Tenure and Building Ownership (Month 6 to Year 5)
  • Transitional Shelters, Health Clinics and Community Structures (Month 6 to Year 2)
  • Schools, Hospitals and Civic Structures (Month 9 to Year 3)
  • Permanent Housing (Year 1 to Year 5)

As for a long term plan, our team is growing day by day and thanks to hundreds of individual donations we now have the resources to start enacting a long term reconstruction initiative.

From the Pure Water For the World website: Lack of clean, safe drinking water is a global problem that we’re helping to solve. We help the rural poor in developing countries have clean, safe drinking water, giving them health and hope that leads to opportunity.
H2O = Health, Hope and Opportunity
The goal of Pure Water for the World, Inc. is to prevent children from dying and suffering from contaminated water that causes pain and misery associated with intestinal parasites and illness. We do this by providing sustainable clean, safe drinking water systems to families and communities in developing countries. Be a part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goal to provide a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water to half of the 1.2 billion people without access to this essential human need. Get involved in providing clean, safe drinking water to others by helping us.

Burners Without Borders (BWB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community leadership organization whose goal is to unlock the creativity of local communities to solve problems and bring about meaningful change. Founded by Burners (Burning Man participants) who instinctively gathered in the Hurricane Katrina disaster zone to help those who couldn't help themselves, BWB has grown into a dynamic international, volunteer organization made possible by the generous financial support of the community and an army of highly creative volunteers.

October 19, 2009

United Peace Relief held it's annual Board meeting on October 18, 2009. It is with great sadness that Wendy Jackson has resigned from the board. Wendy has been an huge asset to the board of United Peace Relief and has been our guiding light with regards to reconstruction projects in Pass Christian, MS and New Orleans, LA. Wendy owns her own construction business and with the hard economic times will need to concentrate all her energies on this endeavor. Wendy will be sorely missed and we look forward to the time she will return.


October 10, 2009

Agencies working to aid Samoans hit by quake, tsunami
  • Story Highlights
  • About 300 responders are on the ground in American Samoa
  • The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy are transporting supplies to the territory
  • More than 165 people died in the 8.0-magnitude quake and tsunami
  • Samoan national government planning a ceremony and mass burial on Tuesday

(CNN) -- Five days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami slammed into the Samoan Islands, burying parts of the islands under a sea of mud and debris, U.S. agencies continued Saturday helping residents dig out and providing relief to disaster victims.
About 300 responders are on the ground in American Samoa, including personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Health and Human Services, according to those agencies. The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy are continuing transport of supplies to the territory, including meals, water, blankets, tents and medical supplies.
"In addition to our efforts in support of the governor of American Samoa, we recognize the significant impact of current disasters in other Pacific regions, including
Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a press release Saturday from FEMA's Washington headquarters.
More than 165 people were killed in the powerful 8.0-magnitude quake and deadly tsunami that struck the Samoan Islands -- including the independent nation of Samoa and the U.S. territory of
American Samoa -- on Tuesday. The death toll in American Samoa stood at 22.
"These events remind us how important preparedness and teamwork are to saving lives and ultimately rebuilding communities," Fugate said.
Samoan national government was planning a ceremony and mass burial for the victims Tuesday, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi said.
The prime minister said he toured some hard-hit coastal areas of the island nation and said places once known for their resorts were destroyed.
"There is complete devastation of several villages," Malielegaoi said. "There are families without anything. Everything has been washed away."
Those who survived told harrowing tales of outracing the killer wave.
British tourists Becky Glew and Helen Wright said they had little warning that a tsunami was heading for the resort where they were staying.
"You could hear the wave coming and the noise was deafening. And you could hear buildings crashing," Glew told CNN affiliate ITN.
For areas without electricity on American Samoa,
FEMA said it has provided several generators to help supply communities with power. A FEMA press release Saturday also said debris removal planning is under way and recovery specialists, including a housing planning team, are being identified and assembled.

October 10, 2009

Obama to make first visit to New Orleans The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week, the state's senators have confirmed.
It will be Obama's first visit to the area since he took office and it will fulfill a promise he made on Aug. 29, the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, to visit the area before year's end.
Sen. David Vitter's office Friday released a copy of a letter to the president thanking him for the planned Oct. 15 visit, but expressing concern that it will be too brief.
"It is my understanding from the White House that this is primarily to hold a town hall meeting in New Orleans. If the town hall is the only major event of the visit, I truly think it will be deeply disappointing to most citizens," Vitter, a Republican, said in the letter.
He goes on to urge Obama to make several visits to sites in the area, including helicopter tours of areas affected by coastal erosion.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office stressed that details of the planned visit were still being worked out.
However, Landrieu also released a statement expressing concern that the visit will be too brief.
"I cannot overstate the importance of the president seeing Louisiana's challenges in four critical areas — flood protection and coastal restoration, housing, education and health care," she said.
"Through his visit, President Obama can offer hope and witness seeds of progress in a region that desperately needs a committed federal partner."
Gov. Bobby Jindal's office said Friday they did not yet have details on the visit but that the governor plans to take part in the president's visit.

August 27, 2009

August 28, 2009
The State of New Orleans: An Update
THIS year, the Gulf Coast’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina has become President Obama’s responsibility. How bad a situation has he inherited?
The good news is that, on the fourth anniversary of the storm, New Orleans is weathering the recession relatively well. Since June 2008, the metro area has shed only about one percent of its jobs, significantly less than the 4.1 percent of jobs that have been lost nationally. Over the past 12 months, unemployment in New Orleans has mostly hovered around 5 percent. It recently jumped to 7.3 percent, primarily because of an increase in the number of new job seekers (like recent college graduates), but that is still well below the national average of 9.5 percent. At a time when falling home values are keeping many Americans from moving, the city has attracted 10,000 new households, the biggest one-year expansion since 2007.
Continuing repairs to roads, bridges and public buildings in New Orleans are helping shield the area from a more serious slump. The region is also fortunate not to rely heavily on industries like manufacturing that are shedding jobs. And it has benefited from job growth in its sizable government sector, which handles many recovery-related contracts and activities.
Yet New Orleans is not impervious to the economic crisis. Its housing market has stalled, with 39 percent fewer people buying homes this year than did the year before, and 48 percent fewer new homes being built. Also, a drop in consumer spending has hurt city sales-tax revenues.
Meanwhile, New Orleans still has more than 62,000 blighted and vacant houses and apartment buildings. Rents have leveled off, but they remain 40 percent higher than they were before the storm. People worry about what kind of good, long-term jobs there will be to replace recovery-related jobs when those disappear.
In the past eight months, a number of Obama administration officials have visited New Orleans and Mississippi, and they have found ways to help — for example, by accelerating the pace of repairs and by finding homes for families still living in trailers. But next year’s five-year anniversary represents, for many, the midpoint in a 10-year recovery. President Obama’s biggest challenge is to work effectively with Louisiana officials and the next mayor of New Orleans to generate enough progress before next August to show that the city is truly reinventing itself, rather than simply returning to a suboptimal normal.
— AMY LIU, the deputy director of the metropolitan policy program at the Brookings Institution
August 4, 2009

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Monday 03 August 2009

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans,
And miss it each night and day?
I know I'm not wrong, the feeling's getting stronger,
The longer I stay away ...
    - Louis Armstrong

New Orleans resident Robert Green Sr.
stands where his mother's home once
stood in the lower ninth ward. Green's
mother died during the Hurricane.
(Photo: Ted Jackson / The Times - Picayune)


The city of New Orleans will be on the minds of many in the coming days and weeks. The four-year anniversary of the worst civil catastrophe in American history - one of the worst such catastrophes in all of human history - will soon be upon us. It was four years ago, the length of one presidential term, that a storm came, and the seas rose, and the levees fell and a city was, for all practical purposes, murdered right before our eyes.
Four years ago, it happened like this.
On August 23, 2005, Tropical Depression Twelve swallowed up the remains of Tropical Depression Ten over the Bahamas and Puerto Rico and began moving towards the United States. Two days later, the storm was designated a hurricane and named Katrina. It made landfall in Florida and swung to the south-southwest, gathering strength from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A day later, the storm's track was recalibrated by the National Hurricane Center, with the line pointing straight into the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco declared a state of emergency, and the Louisiana National Guard was mobilized.
By dawn the next day, Katrina had become a Category 3 hurricane. Evacuations, at first voluntary and later mandatory, were ordered in the parishes that lay across the path of the storm. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin emphasized to residents of the Ninth Ward to get a head start on the evacuation. Ten truckloads of water and meals were delivered to the Superdome, enough to support 15,000 refugees for three days. That night, George W. Bush was briefed by National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield on the status of and potential danger posed by Katrina. Forty minutes after midnight, Katrina became a Category 4 hurricane.
By 7:00 AM (CDT), Katrina had become a Category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 215 mph. The storm was expected to make landfall overnight, and New Orleans lay directly in its path. Mayor Nagin ordered the mandatory evacuation of the city, and close to 30,000 people poured into the Superdome seeking shelter. George W. Bush participated in a video conference with Max Mayfield and FEMA Director Michael Brown, who warned Mr. Bush that the storm was more severe than Andrew, was headed directly for New Orleans and the city's levees were in grave danger of collapse. Brown emphatically described Katrina as "the big one." Mr. Bush said exactly 40 words - one sentence promising support - and stayed mute for the rest of the meeting.
That was Sunday, August 28, 2005, the last day the city of New Orleans would exist as we have known it. At 6:10 AM (CDT) the next day, Katrina made landfall in Louisiana.
By the end of that Monday, virtually the entire city of New Orleans was under more than ten feet of water. Rooftops began to disappear under the incoming tide. Levee after levee failed, an event later blamed on the Louisiana Army Corps of Engineers, despite the fact that George W. Bush that same year had stripped more than $70 million in funding for the maintenance of those levees - virtually the entire Louisiana COE budget - to pay for his ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Like a slow-motion nightmare, Americans watched the steady annihilation of New Orleans unfold on television while Bush discussed immigration with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff, shared a birthday cake photo-op with Sen. John McCain, promoted his Medicare Drug Benefit plan in Arizona and California and went to bed without responding to Governor Blanco's urgent plea for assistance. "Mr. President, we need your help," read the message she had relayed to Bush that day. "We need everything you've got." There would be no reply that day.
It was not until the middle of the next day that Director Chertoff became aware that the New Orleans levees had failed and that the city was in mortal peril. Mr. Bush played guitar on television with country star Mark Willis next to split-screen images of bodies floating in the floodwaters and scenes of residents "looting" stores, much of which was perpetrated by stranded citizens seeking food and shelter. It had been three days since tens of thousands of people had sought shelter in the Superdome, food and water were running out, sanitary conditions were execrable, the heat became overwhelming and people started dying like insects stuffed in a killing bottle by a cruel, sadistic child. Residents trying to flee across the bridge were turned back at gunpoint. The city of New Orleans finally collapsed into chaos and drowned in salt water on national television.
A city still stands where New Orleans once was, and bears the same name, but it is not the same city, and never will be again. The death toll will never be known, because the river and the swamp and the sea took so many and kept them, because those who were lost were mostly the unnumbered poor who lacked the means to flee, because back in those days, we didn't do body counts. Thousands upon thousands of the city's residents are still gone four years later, either to the grave or to far-flung points on the compass, evacuees with no way to return home and, in many cases, no homes to return to. Most of the Ninth Ward still remains a sculpture of rubble and destruction to this day.
What does it mean to miss New Orleans? It means knowing that one of the most golden citadels of our shared history - a cradle of multiculturalism, the birthplace of jazz, seed corn of so much that is America - was allowed to die of neglect, disdain, racism, greed and simple stupidity right before our eyes. A city stands where New Orleans once was, but it is not New Orleans, not really. All that was the city, all that it gave this country, and so many of the people who lived there, are gone forever.
Do not forget, do not let your children forget, what it means to miss New Orleans.


June 4, 2009

Check out the Detroit page for information on the 24-Hour Community Spacewalk Detroit event.

March 25, 2009

A group of volunteers are in Louisiana doing reconstruction. Go to our Gulf Coast page for pictures and updates.

March 22, 2009

We have a new Books To Kids brochure. Click on the links below to download, print and distribute. Help us get the word out on this great project.

Book To Kids Front

Books To Kids Back

March 14, 2009

Trouble The Water is an excellent documentary on Hurricane Katrina from a different perspective than seen on mainstream news. Watch the trailer and be sure to catch the entire film on HBO April 23rd.


Two good articles from The Nation on our Gulf Coast page.

February 26, 2009

New Orleans FEMA office --

Watch CBS Videos Online

January 9, 2009

Trouble the Water has been nominated for outstanding documentary for a n NAACP image Award.
Outstanding Documentary
• “The Black List” (HBO)
• “Black Magic” (ESPN)
• “CNN Presents: Black in America” (CNN)
• “Dare Not Walk Alone” (DNWA Productions)
• “Trouble the Water” (Zeitgeist Films)
nominees in the other categories can be seen at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net/40/releases/40th_nia_nominees_release.pdf
The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Thursday, February 12 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-delayed) on FOX. Academy Award-winner Halle Berry and acclaimed screenwriter/actor Tyler Perry, both recipients of an NAACP Image Award, will host the 40TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium. This star-studded event, which coincides with the NAACP’s 100th anniversary, will kick off the organization’s year-long centennial celebration. Previously announced honoree s include Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Maathai, who will both receive the Chairman’s Award.
Also, last month Trouble the Water was named best documentary of the year by the African American Film Critics Association.


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