SHORT CUTS: Cheadle Awarded for Darfur Efforts

Published November 27, 2007

Posted Nov. 27, 2007 -- Don Cheadle will join George Clooney in receiving the 2007 Peace Summit Award at the eighth annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in December. The actors are being celebrated "for their efforts in promoting peace in war-torn region of Darfur, and for their commitment to saving human lives and alleviating the suffering of civilian victims of the conflict," a Summit spokesman said.

"I am always moved when I see artists such as George and Don use their positions to speak up for the most vulnerable of our fellow human beings," Archbishop Tutu said in a statement, according to the peace and human rights Web site The Community.com. "They have brought the suffering in Sudan into the awareness of millions, and have raised tens of millions of dollars to assist the victims of violence there. They inspire us all and show that every person, in every walk of life, can do something to help make the world a better place."

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