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Center for Peace and Conflict Studies to honor Detroiters with peacemaker awards

October 31, 2013

On Nov. 17, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University will host the 2013 Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards ceremony on WSU's campus in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium and McGregor Memorial Conference Center. NPR's International Correspondent Deborah Amos will deliver the lecture, "Latest Developments in Middle East," and will also receive a Global Peacemaker Award. Community Peacemaker Awards for 2013 will go to Peace Zones for Life founder Ron Scott, and philosopher and lifelong social activist, Grace Lee Boggs. Professor and physicist Alvin Saperstein and legendary Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez, star of the recent documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," will receive International Peace Collaboration Awards as well. WDET Detroit Public Radio 101.9 FM News Director Jerome Vaughn will be the event's master of ceremonies.