The Peace and Justice Center honored several Northeastern Pennsylvania peacemakers at its 2017 awards ceremony, which was held in May at Wilkes University.
Susan Merrill-Constance Kozel Award
2017 Honoree: Tim Maloney
Tim Maloney is a Muslim from Northeast Pennsylvania. A graduate of Keystone College, he is currently a member of the ACLU of NEPA and the Scranton-Area Ministerium. Over time, Tim has worked to be an advocate for interfaith dialogue, community service, and peace. He maintains a blog at maloneyofnepa.com.
David Frey Community Service for Peace Award
2017 Honoree: Hazleton Integration Project
The Hazleton Integration Project’s mission is to provide educational, cultural and athletic opportunities for economically disadvantaged children. Under the guidance of Chicago Cubs Manager and Hazleton native Joe Maddon, HIP operates the Hazleton One Community Center with programming designed to engage children in wholesome activities while fostering trust and respect among all of our region’s ethnic cultures.
Student for Peace Award
2017 Honoree: Chelsea Taylor Collins
Chelsea Collins is a recent graduate of Marywood University’s Graduate School of Social Work. During her time in school she she organized several events, including a solution-focused panel on opiate addiction in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She started her blog, ctsneak.wordpress.com, as a way to start a discussion on political and social issues.