Peace House in Ashland will recognize its 2017 Peacemaker awardees as it celebrates its 35th year. The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland.
The awardees are:
• Dot Fisher Smith, activist for the environment and for peace;
• Dr. Herbert Rothschild, community organizer and long-time advocate of civil rights and nuclear disarmament; and
• The Racial Equity Coalition, addressing racial bias through communication and community action.
The keynote speaker will be Asha Deliverance. A midwife, activist, innovator and mother of Taliesin Myrrdin Namkai-Meche, she has been speaking to communities affected by white supremacy.
Since her son’s death, Deliverance has been speaking and developing “We Choose Love,” an emerging global organization with a mission statement honoring diversity and underlining the need not just for meditation, but for activism toward a positive society.
Peace House will also honor the three heroes of the Portland Max Train hate crime that occurred March 27, 2017, in which Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best were killed. Micah Fletcher survived.
Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www.peacehouse.net or by calling 541-482-9625.