WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Some of the world's most renowned personalities will join the 2022 International Peace Honors, presented by PeaceTech Lab. The global event pays tribute to the work of global leaders in compassion, innovation, and change-making to advance peace, prosperity, and justice around the world. The ceremony airs Sunday, February 27th, 2022, at 8:00 pm EST. Register to watch at: internationalpeacehonors.org.
This year’s honorees include actor, director and activist Forest Whitaker; chairman of MasterCard, Ajay Banga; humanitarian and musician Juanes, former IBM Vice President of Innovation and Technology Nicholas Donofrio, creator of ‘Humans of New York,’ Brandon Stanton; indigenous activist and environmentalist Tokata Iron Eyes; and the president & CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, Dr. Lisa Su.
“It is truly humbling to have the support of such visionaries and role models for this year’s International Peace Honors. My hope is that their example ignites a flame within each one of us– knowing we can make a difference with the technology found in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, and places of work. That is the power and promise of peacetech,” stated Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO of PeaceTech Lab. “This is Generation PeaceTech.”
The event will be hosted by actress Rosario Dawson. Acclaimed Croatian cellist HAUSER will perform the classical Schubert - Serenade. Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo, is set to perform an acoustic version of one of the most popular soundtracks by Mo Morricone SE, arranged exclusively for the evening. Also gracing the prestigious virtual stage, Spanish powerhouse Buika. The GRAMMY® winning multilingual singer-songwriter will serenade the honorees with her passionate fusion of jazz, flamenco, rock, African and Afro-Caribbean sounds. And also performing, GRAMMY® winning Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca, will perform.
Special appearances by the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton; Nobel Peace Laureate, Tawakkol Karman; the Co-Father of the Internet, Vint Cerf; and Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland, among others.
“To have such a legendary group of people, who in their own right, have made an outstanding impact in philanthropy, the arts, and society as a whole, and who understand the personal sacrifices required of each of our honorees to create change, is beyond anything we could have hoped for. I’m elated to count with their support and look forward to a memorable and inspiring ceremony,” said MariaEsmeralda Paguaga, executive producer of the International Peace Honors.
Follow @internationalpeacehonors for more information.