AFSC intern Jessica Alaniz greets Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the World Summit of Nobel Prize Laureates in Warsaw, Poland.
In October 2013, AFSC Chicago intern Jessica Alaniz joined 18 other young people and AFSC staff, including General Secretary Shan Cretin, at the World Summit of Nobel Prize Laureates in Warsaw, Poland. Jessica shares about her experiences at the summit in this interview.
Nobel Peace prize winners who gathered at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago shared personal stories and shared insights on how “one person can make a difference” to build a just and peaceful world. True to that theme, AFSC’s Shan Cretin also visited an ongoing protest against the city’s decision to close six mental health clinics.
Shan and Ingeborg Breines, co-director of the International Peace Bureau, stopped by the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic at 63rd Street and Woodlawn Avenue to express their solidarity with activists.
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