Academy Award-Winner Forest Whitaker Earns 2022 International Peace Honors Prize (Exclusive)

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Academy Award-Winner Forest Whitaker Earns 2022 International Peace Honors Prize (Exclusive)
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is set to be recognized for his dedication to social activism during the 2022 International Peace Honors.

The actor, filmmaker and producer will be celebrated during the January 2022 ceremony, presented by PeaceTech Lab, the non-profit organization founded by the United States Institute of Peace.

The International Peace Honors celebrates the global leaders and change-agents who “make philanthropy and humanitarian service a hallmark of their lives, to advance humanity and our planet.” The organization’s 2021 honorees included Dr. Anthony Fauci, Amazonian Chief Raoni, Opal Tometi, Ricky Martin, Vint Cerf and Ricardo Montaner who were honored in a virtual ceremony that streamed live on the homepage of YouTube, with aims to expand visibility in 2022.

Whitaker is best known for his prolific onscreen resume, but off-camera he is also the Unesco Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group and the
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