Lady Gaga and Pussy Riot get Peace Award

On October 9th, 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Yoko Ono will give the Biennial LennonOno Grant For Peace to five activists. This day also celebrates the birthday of John Lennon and his son Sean. These are the names of the recipients of the grant of 2012, with Lady Gaga's name now revealed:
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“LADY GAGA is one of the biggest living artists of our time,” Yoko says; “she is not only an artist, she is also an activist, using her art to bring better communication to the world. She is being acknowledged for her activism, and how her album Born This Way has widely changed the mental map of the world. And how it has made us deal with the future world, which happens to be here already.”

Lady Gaga will accept the award in person, and accept a charitable donation that she will in turn gift to the Elton John AIDS Foundation to support their work combating HIV among disadvantaged youth in the U.S.

The other recipients are Rachel Corrie, Christopher Hitchens, John Perkins and Pussy Riot, who received their award in New York on 21 September.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 07:33:09

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