James B. Hunter Human Rights Winners for 2021

Published on November 17, 2021

The James B. Hunter Human Rights Awards are in recognition of the outstanding achievements of an individual, community group, non-profit organization or business organization in Arlington County.

The award was presented to the late James B. Hunter III, a former Arlington County board member and chairman, who had spent most of his life in government to serve those with little natural resources. Arlingtonian, retired naval officer and businessman died in 1998 at the age of 58.

The James B. Hunter Award was established next year to honor individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations and businesses that promote cultural diversity and equal rights for all residents.

On Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

2021 James B. Hunter Award Winners

  • Arriving at the Lutheran Church For the past 70 years, Advent Lutheran Church (ALC) has served as a voice for the voiceless and as a refuge for the oppressed in Arlington County and beyond. ALC voluntarily puts on the cloak of servant leadership to continually call on the human rights activist on behalf of the people of Arlington County to help the needy, promote diversity.
  • Arlington succeedsArlington Thrive is an organization that provides emergency financial assistance to councilors in Arlington County who have experienced a sudden financial crisis such as temporary unemployment or illness. Most clients, including the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and the homeless and the homeless, need the Arlington Travel Fund as a “safety net” until they return to a strong financial foundation.
  • NAACP of Arlington # 7047 The Arlington Branch NAACP has been at the forefront of racial and economic justice and equity development in Arlington for the past several years. Without local NAACP and many hardworking, passionate volunteers, it is clear that our county will be worse off in its struggle for racial justice, diversity and equality.
  • Criminal Assistance and Rehabilitation (OAR): A.D. Founded in 1974, OAR is a non-profit organization that has been operating in Arlington County for more than four decades. Choices through community service for young people and adults. Race justice and his commitment to eradicate racism in Arlington How OAR works in all directions – from service delivery to legislative support to internal work to community education and fundraising strategies.
  • Les Garrison Mr. Garrison was awarded the 2021 James B. Hunter Receiver for his leadership efforts to ensure that all Arlington County citizens receive CV-19 inputs (tests and vaccines). What he did during the epidemic to mobilize volunteers was Arlington’s unselfish attitude and optimism.
  • Wilma Jones Killgo: Mrs. Kilgo is a fourth-generation resident of the Hills Hill-High View Park community in Arlington. She is a highly regarded corporate information technology sales director, president of her own consulting firm, a popular speaker, moderator, blogger, TV presenter and author of three books, to name a few. Achievements. Ms. Kilgo is a full-time community activist, currently co-chaired by John M. She is serving her fourth term as president of Langston Citizens’ Association. She says she was actively involved in the civic movement for her parents and other members of the Hills Hill community.

Human Rights Commission (HRC)

The Human Rights Commission deals with discrimination complaints in Arlington County. The Commission may accept discrimination in employment, housing, public housing, education, credit and commercial real estate.

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