On Monday, January 28, Sir Paul will be in New York city to receive Amnesty's International's lifetime achievement award. The award will be presented during the organization's formal 40th anniversary celebration which will be held at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers. According to William F. Schulz, Amnesty International's executive director , Sir Paul has "consistently used his status as both a musician and a public figure to raise awareness of a variety of critical social issues." Mr. Schulz noted these social issues include Sir Paul's anti-war (Pipes of Peace) and anti-racial (Ebony And Ivory) compositions as well as his ongoing support for animal rights, famine relief, and land mine bans.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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