VOICES YOUTH AWARD
YOGEV VON KUNDRA
WINNER OF THE 4TH ANNUAL VOICES GORBECHEV/SHULTZ LEGACY YOUTH AWARD
Yogev is a grassroots social justice, peace and environmental activist in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. He is also a farmer, a social worker for autistic children, and the treasurer of the Appalachian Peace Education Center.
East Tennessee has a deep history regarding nuclear weapons. The Oak Ridge National Security Complex was built as part of the Manhattan Project for the purpose of enriching uranium for the first atomic bomb. Today, the entire nuclear weapons complex is undergoing a modernization process at the expected monetary cost of two trillion dollars. An element of Y-12’s modernization plan is to transfer from government control the process of purifying uranium for the bomb to BWXT-Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS), a private corporation in Erwin, Tennessee.
The award will formally be presented to Yogev Von Kundra on September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
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The 2nd Annual Nuclear Prayer Day & Announcement of the 2023 Voices Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award Winner, Yogev Von KundrA!
In tribute to those impacted by the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bombings (August 6 & 8, 1945), our 2nd Annual Nuclear Prayer Day was held at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York. This video below captures the live event. We had a variety of moving prayers and speakers, many of whom are Voice's members. Rev. William E. Swing announced the winner of 4th Annual Youth Award, Yogev Von Kundra, and explained the award's legacy. Thank you for sharing your prayers and hope with us. Click HERE to learn more about Nuclear Prayer Day.
2nd Annual Award Winner (2021)
Sahil Shah works with the European Leadership Network. Learn more HERE.
1st Annual Award Winner (2020)
Learn more about Kehkashan Basu, Founder-President of the Green Hope Foundation, HERE.
Founder holding the 1st Annual Youth Award.