44th Annual Thomas Merton Award

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Thomas Merton Center says
You are invited to the 44th Annual Thomas Merton Award Dinner honoring Frida Berrigan on November 14, 2016.

Frida Berrigan, member of the famous peace activist Berrigan family, write the "Little Insurrections" blog for Waging Nonviolence (http://bit.ly/1uLqC5C) and is the author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Raised in the Jonah House, founded by her parents in Baltimore, Frida went on to work for the Catholic Workers in NYC. Frida co-founded the organization Witness Against Tortutre, a nonviolent peace organization working to shut down Guantanamo Bay, and to stop all forms of torture http://www.witnessagainsttorture.com/

Tiickets are $65 and can be purchased online:https://2016mertonaward.eventbrite.com
or by sending in a check to the Thomas Merton Center at
5129 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15224.

This is the Thomas Merton Center's major fundraiser of the year and we are excited! This year we have awesome raffle prizes, including a basket of wine, handmade tea pot and cups courtesy of Don Fisher, $75 gift certificate to WAY Wellness Center, a bike from Free Ride, canned vegetables and sauces courtesy of Kay Barchetti, and a framed Corita print.

We will also be holding a silent auction so be sure to bring your check book and credit card! We have wonderful prizes in store for you including a two-night stay at the The Barnard House Bed & Breakfast in Emlenton PA, a farm share of fresh vegetables from Kretschmann Farm, a restaurant gift-card bundle featuring Franktuary Chipotle Mexican Grill and more, a $250 gift certificate to Ton Pottery in Millvale, a jazz & culture basket, an elegant dinner for six and more!

Scholarships, Sponsorships and Ads are available.
Childcare is available at the event, but must be arranged at least one week ahead of time.

For more information contact Marni Fritz at 412-361-3022 or at marnifritz@thomasmertoncenter.org

A huge thank you to our sponsors The Hayes Design Group - Architects and Joe & Bonnie DiCarlo. Major thanks to our friends at Celebrate & Share for coordinating the event.
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