From The House Of Me
We are delighted to announce that Annie Lennox will be presented with the Woman of Peace Award by former Soviet President and 1990 Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev at the 10th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates meeting in Berlin Nov.10 and 11.
Each year, the Nobel Peace Laureates honor a distinguished figure in the entertainment and arts community for their efforts in defending human rights and promoting world peace and solidarity. Recent Peace Summit Award winners include U2’s Bono, actors Don Cheadle and George Clooney, and Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit will focus global attention on breaking down walls that divide humanity and building bridges of understanding, much as the Berlin Wall divided the East and West until its fall 20 years ago.
Annie started the SING campaign after visiting South Africa to perform in the inaugural concert of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV campaign. During that trip, she witnessed the lack of resources available to help the world’s largest population living with the devastating disease. Since 2003, SING has raised $2 million and through its partnership with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has helped to provide South Africans with treatment and testing, HIV education, and prevention programs. For more information, please, visit Annie was chosen by 22 Nobel Peace Laureates for her work in raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS impact on women and children, especially in South Africa, through her SING campaign that enlisted 23 of the world’s most acclaimed female vocalists in recording “Sing,” written by Lennox. The Oct. 26th issue of Holyrood, Scotland’s leading current affairs magazine, said of its native daughter, “There is something incredibly human about Lennox…She undoubtedly has a huge capacity for compassion.” For more information please visit www.nobelforpeace-summits.org
This bronze sculpture represents the crossroads that humanity has to face. A human being covering his face from the burning sun that blinds the sight, or the explosion of a bomb searing the skin.
Only those who are still taking charge of protecting and granting a future to new generations can take action, being aware that drastic change is needed. On the other hand a shield made of a leaf, offering a breath to a world in poor health, giving shadow for the rebirth of a flower, the flower of Hope and Maternity.
A leaf that is also the sail of an “Ark” that is carrying in unstable balance the precious things that humanity can still rejoice with, love, diversity and life.