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Peace Promoters Each Receive $25,000
(Pictured from left to right) Sister, Taryn Simmons; Mother, Carol Morack; Honoree Tasha Williamson; Auntie, Deborah McGill; Daughter, Ajanai Battle and Grandmother, Lucille Hopkins
The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) recently honored Tasha Williamson, along with two other honorees Lali Moheno of Central Valley and George Galvis of Oakland, with the 2013 California Peace Prize for her efforts to promote peace and prevent violence.
Before a crowd of family, friends and past honorees, Williamson expressed gratitude for her recognition and made a call to action. “We have to advocate and have compassion because violence, especially gang violence, is preventable,” said Tasha Williamson.
Since its founding, TCWF has awarded 6,544 grants totaling more than $815 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations. Visit TCWF’s website at CalWellness.org for more information.