21st Annual James B. Hunter Human Rights Award Given To Six Human Rights Champions

The winners of the 21st annual James B. Hunter Human Rights Award have been announced by the Arlington County. The award honors individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations, educators and businesses that promote human rights and demonstrate a commitment to and outstanding accomplishment in promoting cultural diversity and equal rights for all residents.

According to Arlington Connection, “The award, first given in 1999, is named for former County Board member James B. Hunter, who dedicated many years of his life to helping under-served groups access government services designed to protect their rights.

County Board Chair Christian Dorsey said, “The James B. Hunter Award recognizes those in our community who champion the rights of underrepresented people. My colleagues and I are grateful to the Human Rights Commission for honoring these individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly to ensure Arlington is safe and welcoming for everyone.”

As per Arlington Connection, “This year’s winners include three individuals and three community groups. For the first time, the Human Rights Commission established a new category for the Award: educators. The County Board will honor the winners at a ceremony and reception from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the County Board Room at the Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. The winners will be presented by the Arlington County Human Rights Commission. A reception honoring the winners will begin at 7 p.m. and the formal ceremony will follow immediately after at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.”

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