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2018 Recipient of the IJPC Margaret Fuller Peace Award: Donna Park
Donna Park has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She spent over 30 years working in R&D in the global pharmaceutical industry where she had responsibility for Global Clinical Data Management and Global Regulatory Submissions. She was successful in working across disciplines, countries and companies to bring about organizational change and implement global systems.
After retiring from Procter & Gamble, Donna decided to spend her retirement working for world peace through world law with justice. Donna Park is currently the Board Chair of Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) Action Network. Their vision is a peaceful, free, just and sustainable world community. Their mission is to build political will in the United States for global cooperation and democratic international institutions that respect the rights of people and nations.
In her work with IJPC, Donna has been an active member of the Peace Committee for 8 years and coordinates joint legislative visits for IJPC and CGS. She helped organize two very successful IJPC Days of Dialogue for Bellarmine Chapel in 2011. Donna has been the main organizer for the World Peace Festival 2013-2015, helped organize events remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2016-2018, and is a member of the Nonviolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
Donna has been married to Greg Park for 46 years. They have two wonderful daughters and four precious grandchildren.
Don Sherman – 2017
Linda Davis – 2016
2018 Recipient of the IJPC Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award: Christina D. Brown
Christina D. Brown is self-described unapologetically Black aspiring scholar activist who hails from the greatest city in Ohio: Columbus. She was raised by her mother Debra, alongside her two older brothers Chris and Kenny. Brown’s curiosity about race, gender, and social justice led her to pursue undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati. As a first generation college student, she served in various leadership positions on campus, most notably as two time President of the United Black Student Association.
Following graduation, she joined AmeriCorps, serving as first year apprentice, and as a 2nd year Fellow with Public Allies Cincinnati. After graduating from the program in 2012, she accepted a position with what is now known as the Office of Human Relations where she spent five years building community with marginalized groups, and exploring methods to eliminate bias and prejudice. In January of 2018, she joined the staff of the Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative as a Project Manager.
Brown serves on multiple boards, including the Martin Luther King Coalition, Cincinnati Young Black Professionals, Affordable Housing Advocates and the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, where she was elected President of the Board of Trustees at age 27. Brown primarily uses her voice to promote racial equity and social justice through activism, and community education. In 2014, she co-founded Black Lives Matter Cincinnati to address state violence and racial inequality. Persistently rallying for racial equity garnered her selected as one of fifty activists nationwide to attend Union Theological Seminary’s Millennial Leader Project.
Brown intends to dedicate her passion to creating a world where social justice is not just a product of our collective imagination, but a reality of each individual’s lived experience. Brown is currently finishing her Master’s coursework in Transformative Education at Miami University and hopes to pursue her PhD in the near future.
Bonnie Neumeier – 2017