(September 16th 2004)
Ono has awarded peace grants to journalist Seymour Hersh and Israeli nuclear whistle-blower
Mordechai Vanunu, men she says epitomize her late husband John Lennon's song,
"Gimme Some Truth." Hersh and Vanunu will each receive a $50,000 LennonOno
Grant for Peace, according to a statement Thursday by Ono's publicist, Elliot
Mintz. Ono said the 2004 honorees are "people who have spoken out for the
benefit of the human race by overcoming extreme personal difficulties and, in
doing so, have allowed the truth to prevail."
hope is that the awards will not only honor the two recipients for their incredible
courage but ask others to follow their example to take a stand for truth,"
she said in the statement.
and Vanunu will be honored at a private dinner at the United Nations on Oct. 7,
two days before the anniversary of Lennon's birthday."
Grant for Peace 2002