Celebrity Peace Builder of the Week: Stevie Wonder

“Have the vision to open up the vision – in not only your eyes, but [also] in your mind and spirit – in seeing that a person who is left without an opportunity – one person – means that we all are with a disability.”- Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is best known for his musical genius. He was born premature, and as a result he went blind but his blindness did not stop him from getting a record deal with Motown Records at the age of 13. To most in the world his music success is what makes him successful, but what people don’t know is Stevie’s dedication to philanthropy work. He has been a devoted helper in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, an active fighter in apartheid struggles, and human rights. In 2009 he was chosen as a messenger of peace for the United Nations. Enjoy this interview Stevie Wonder conducted with the United Nations on being a messenger of peace, and about his endeavors involving disability rights.

-George Greene