Center for Peacemaking Awards: 2010

2010 Peacemaking Award Recipients


Phillip Runkel: Archivist of the Dorothy Day Collection at the Raynor Library.   Participant in Librarians for Peace using the internet to organize and lobby against armed conflict (

Bridget St. Peter: Studying Math and Secondary Education, member of the Midnight Run Coordinating Team and has served as a volunteer site coordinator for St. Ben’s Community Meal and Casa Maria Catholic Worker House.

Michael Ziegler: A senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, is a co-coordinator for Midnight Run and chair of the Campus Ministry Reflection Committee. has a leadership role in the committee that hosts the Reel Poverty Film and Art Festival.


Dekeytra Dillard is a student at St. Joan Antida High School.  She helps mentor younger kids at Casa Maria.


Jane E. Pitz lives and works in South Bend Indiana. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MFA in visual arts.


Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation and Father David Kelly, C.Pp.S. The PBMR is a network of reconciliation ministries inspired by a spirituality of the Precious Blood creating a space that has become a place of safety and welcome for many people and groups to gather, to pray, and to tell their stories.


Rev. Gerry Zawada, OFM: In the wake of the US government campaign to go to war against Iraq, Gerry Zawada who was arrested and imprisoned for leading protest marches opposing the "School of Americas." He has recently protested torture training at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona.


Melanie Benesh: Arts ’06, is Youth Coordinator for Voces de la Frontera, a Wisconsin nonprofit that educates workers about their employment rights and organizes to protect and improve the quality of life for low-wage and immigrant workers.