The inaugural Global Pluralism Award Ceremony will take place 15th November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, with recipients showcasing their work. The Centre’s Board of Directors, national and international media, and distinguished guests will be in attendance.
Over 200 impressive nominations from 43 countries were received by the Centre.
OTTAWA – October 3, 2017 – Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism, an international research and education organization dedicated to advancing respect for diversity around the world, announces Leyner Palacios Asprilla of Colombia, Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya, and Daniel Webb of Australia as the winners of the 2017 Global Pluralism Award.
“The rising tide of exclusion and division around the world is very troubling; it can lead to devastating social outcomes. The impressive accomplishments of each of the 2017 Global Pluralism Award winners speak to the sustained effort that is required to counter these negative trends,” said John McNee, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism. “Leyner Asprilla, Alice Nderitu and Daniel Webb’s commitments to building more inclusive societies are truly inspiring. The examples they set will help pave the way toward greater respect and appreciation for diversity.”
The Global Pluralism Award celebrates pluralism in action. As a result of their continued achievements to promote respect across differences, the Award winners are recognized for their efforts to build more inclusive societies, in which human diversity is valued and thrives.