I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Perez-AdolphoAdolfo Pérez Esquivel (born November 26, 1931) is an Argentine human rights activist, community organizer, pacifist, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nominated by 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureates Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, Pérez Esquivel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1980, for his efforts in the defense of human rights. Accepting the prize “in the name of the poorest and smallest of my brothers and sisters,” he donated the prize money to charity. He remained active in support of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo despite ongoing harassment by the dictatorship, and later joined causes in support of the indigenous peoples of Argentina, of environmentalism, and against austerity policies and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.