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Co-chaired by Natasha and Suzanne Boyd, join leading artists, brands, philanthropists and entrepreneurs from around the world alongside Board Chairs and event Co-Hosts Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller, as Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) celebrates 11 years of empowering local communities in Haiti.
We will honour incredible activists in the artist community who have made a significant impact driving peace and justice with the Peace and Justice Award. Previous honourees have included Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Jackson Browne and Arcade Fire, and we will soon be announcing this year’s honourees.
Generous sponsors for this year’s event to-date include Presenting Sponsor Labatt Breweries of Canada, Official Airline Sponsor Air Canada, Audi and the Windsor Arms Hotel.
APJ encourages peace and social justice, working to alleviate poverty around the world. Our immediate efforts serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education and training in creative industries, while expanding our reach globally, partnering with effective local organizations to give young women access to quality education. Built on a seven-acre campus in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, the Academy for Peace and Justice is the largest secondary school of its kind in Haiti. Born out of the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has grown annually and is now at full enrolment offering dignified secondary education to more than 3,500 students. The Academy is unique in seeking out some of the city’s most struggling and deserving youth, providing them with a middle and high school education. Just 30% of teens in Haiti enjoy such an opportunity.
Since launching APJ in Canada eleven years ago, NKPR has helped raise more than $32 million dollars for the cause. For more information on APJ, follow @artistsforpeace and visit their website: apjnow.org