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Awards

Hector Black Award

The Hector and Susie Black Award for Peace and Reconciliation is given to an individual in the Upper Cumberland whose work and witness has led to activism in these areas, bringing individuals and/or groups closer to mutual understanding and friendship. The nominee should have demonstrated exceptional commitment to working towards peace and reconciliation at home and/or internationally. The ideal nominee has learned much from people of other cultures, beliefs and backgrounds, and has shown an ability to listen with compassion, thus benefiting our whole community.

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Mandala Award

Each year the festival is dedicated to someone in the Upper Cumberland whose recognition of the world as one – a circle of humanity – has led to international activism and friendship. The nominee should have demonstrated exceptional commitment to befriending people from around the world. The ideal nominee has learned much of other cultures, cares for humanity everywhere, and actively pursues this international interest right here, benefiting our whole community. 

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Previous Recipients

  Mandala Award   Hector Black Award
2018 Linda Ragsdale 2018 Hector Black
2017 Dr. Heidemarie Weidner    
2016 Peggy Semmes    
2015 Dr. Melissa Geist    
2014 Dr. Pete Helton    
2013 Amy Miller    
2012 Cella Neapolitan    
2011 Katie Kumar    
2010 Peggy Fragopoulos    
2009 Patrick Ryan    
2008 Dr. Sam and Diane Glasgow    
2007 Dr. JoAnne Clark & Dr. Chuck Womack    
2006 Marge Rios    
2005 Diane Paul    
2004 Hector Black    
2003 Robert and Julia Smoak    
2002 Don Estes