Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Hill Coalition to Receive Honor

The One Hill Coalition is set to be honored on Wednesday, November 12th, at the 36th annual Thomas Merton Award Dinner. One Hill will receive the New Person Award for its work in reaching a Community Benefits Agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins concerning the construction of their new arena. Set to accept the award is Carl Redwood, organizer and leader of One Hill. The New Person award is given once a year to a person or group who has demonstrated exceptional qualities of community involvement. Melissa Minnich, spokesperson for the Thomas Merton Center, says the award is quite prestigious. Malik Rahim, a community organizer from New Orleans who created Common Ground Relief in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, will receive the Thomas Merton Award, as well.

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