OGDEN, Utah – Forrest C. Crawford, Weber State University professor of education and assistant to the president for diversity, will receive a Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award from the Salt Lake City-based Gandhi Alliance for Peace.
The award will be presented September 28, at 3 p.m. at the Jordan Park southwest amphitheater, 1060 South and 900 West, Salt Lake City. The event is a public celebration marking Gandhi's birth 134 years ago.
Retired Utah journalist Flo Wineriter will emcee the program which includes a tree-planting ceremony and the finish of a Peace Run begun earlier in the day at Saltair, on the shores of Great Salt Lake.
Crawford was a co-founder and chairman of the Utah Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission and helped establish and served as the first president of the Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education.
The celebration's keynote speaker will be Nancy Hedrick, who will also receive a Gandhi Peace Award. Hedrick is an East High School (Salt Lake) teacher that helped design and gain state approval for teaching a secondary school curriculum based on Gandhi's concepts of peace and nonviolence.
Also receiving a Gandhi Peace Award is Pat Gamble-Hovey of Salt Lake City. Hovey is a pastoral counselor and a licensed clinical social worker. She was senior oncology social worker at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1980-1984) and at Primary Children's Medical Center (1984-1997) and has served as member and president of the Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities board of trustees.
The Gandhi Alliance for Peace works to preserve the memory and teachings of Gandhi.