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Annual Peace Award & Guest Speaker Azim Khamisa, Founder – The Tariq Khamisa Foundation
October 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Join us as we present San Diego Rotary’s Annual Peace Award. The Peace Award is designed to honor organizations or individuals in San Diego County who have made a significant difference in bringing differing factions in our communities together, to communicate and collaborate. Our honoree has demonstrated commitment to the foregoing, and actions taken to bring about the change referred to in Rotary’s Mission Statement: help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Then we welcome our guest speaker for the day, Azim Khamisa, Founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation.
The Journey of Forgiveness – Destination Peace.
The central question we all have is how do we get to peace? We are constantly bombarded by media of relentless violence and negative news. We are caught in the middle of the most divided country in decades. Democracy is threatened. How then do we get to peace? In this personal story, Azim will chronicle his journey of 20 plus years that started dark with the murder of his only son Tariq and how his forgiveness of the killer manifested peace in his family. We all make choices – can forgiveness of each other and ourselves stich back our community into a coherent democracy and loving sisterhood and brotherhood? Come find out!