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Actor Sean Penn will be honored at the 12th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which welcomes 20 Nobel Peace Laureates from 17 countries around the globe.
The World Summit annually recognizes a high-profile personality making an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. Penn, actor and Founder and CEO of J/P Haitian Relief Organization, will be presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award for his work in rebuilding and aiding victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as his ongoing advocacy for peace and human rights protection worldwide.
"It's difficult to properly respond to this while avoiding cliché," Penn said. "But quite deliberately, I'm thrilled to receive this tribute and to represent it to the youth of Haiti, the strong women of Haiti, and of the world. Tomorrow is a new day where cynicism is for cowards, and men of virtue and agency will be true heroes to their sons. Many in my generation know cowardice well, but not the youth, and not the women. And NEVER the Haitians. This is an extraordinary honor in an extraordinary moment on Earth. I'm very grateful."
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli caught up with actor Sean Penn at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to talk about his new indie drama, "This Must Be the Place" - and about how he spent most of his money helping Haiti to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake.
"I got to Haiti and found myself having spent all my money," Penn explained. "I had spent out, among other things, and I had to go back to work. The [J/P Haitian Relief] organization was up and running. We had a reasonable leadership in place that could take over for me while I was away."
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli caught up with Sean Penn, Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian and others at the Cinema for Peace benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
Penn explained, "The fact that there are still five hundred thousand people in tarp shelters is frustrating and dangerous."
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Oprah Winfrey traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, where the network queen and philanthropist toured an encampment for displaced Haitians struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Escorted by security guards, the Oprah walked through the area, which was once a golf course, with Sean Penn -- who helped create J/P Human Relief Organization -- an aid group that provides support to residents of the encampment.
The world now has a universal logo for human rights.
Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ann Curry, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Nicole Kidman, and Susan Sarandon showed support for the new logo, which was unveiled in New York at a gala event Wednesday.
The logo, called "Free as a Man," was created by a freelance graphic designer from Belgrade, Serbia and chosen in an online competition from over 15,300 submissions from over 190 countries.
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Sean Penn has a new lady in his life and her name is Shannon Costello. Read full story at People.com.
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