The Common Ground Awards 2010

The 2010 Common Ground Awards were held at the National Geographic Society on November 11th in Washington DC.

Voice of America-TV produced a feature about the 2010 Common Ground Awards, watch that video below.

The 2010 Honorees


Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

For their work to bridge the divide within their family and heal the legacy of slavery

 

Center Rock Inc. & Drillers Supply Inc.
In recognition of the their role in the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days

 

Eboo Patel
Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core
For building a global interfaith youth movement

 

Jim Leach
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
For his national civility tour calling for respect for all and a renewal of the American spirit in public discourse

 

The British Government
For its apology and acknowledgment of responsibility for the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland

 

Just Vision
Ronit Avni, Founder & Executive Director and Julia Bacha, Producer & Media Director
For their new film BUDRUS and for using media to shine a light on Palestinian & Israeli efforts to resolve their conflict nonviolently

 

The Mathare Youth Sports Association
For using sports to effect positive social change by working across religious, political, and tribal lines in Nairobi, Kenya

 

The South African 1995 Springbok Rugby Team  
For inspiring unity and healing through the power of sports

Honorary Chair
Her Majesty Queen Noor

Performance by
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary