With Nile Rodgers to spread Mattie’s message of peace

With Nile Rodgers to spread Mattie’s message of peace

Simon Cohen and Nile Rodgers at the Just Peace Summit in New York, March 2011

What a dude. Nile Rodgers may be best known as the Chic funk-disco-pop legend, with collaborations including Madonna, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga and a million others, but his We Are Family Foundation, led by his equally inspiring partner Nancy Hunt, is a soulful legacy of love and leadership. Every year, We Are Family brings together 30 Global Teen Leaders in New York for the Just Peace Summit - named after the vision of the late great poet and peace-maker, Mattie J T Stepanek. I’ve been privileged to be a facilitator, storyteller and all-round trouble-maker at the Summit since 2010.