Nobel Laureate Betty Williams to Visit Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences

Scottish Rite Temple event recognizes Hooked on Books Winners, Nov. 13

Date October 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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Nobel Laureate-winner Betty Williams will visit Santa Fe and Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences (SFSAS) as part of the Global PeaceJam Award, won by Youth United for its literacy campaign Hooked on Books.  

SFSAS invites the public to meet the 1976 Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and President of the World Centers of Compassion for Children International on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple. 

Betty Williams was compelled to become an advocate for peace in Northern Ireland after witnessing the death of three children on August 10, 1976.  Within two days of the tragic event, she had obtained 6,000 signatures on a peace petition and gained media attention. Together with Mairead Corrigan, the children's aunt, she co-founded the Women for Peace.  
We invite you to join us to hear this inspiring international peace activist.  Winners of the current Hooked on Books contest will get a chance to meet Mrs. Williams, who will be personally congratulating each winner. Admission is free.  Seating is limited.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP by visiting www.santafeschool.org or by emailing office@santafeschool.org or calling (505) 438-8585.


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