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Arlington announces human-rights award recipients

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The Arlington County government’s Human Rights Commission has announced recipients of its 2021 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, to be presented in an online ceremony next month.

The awards – named for a former County Board member who died in 1998 – recognize individuals, groups, non-profit organizations and businesses for their efforts to promote a more inclusive community.

The 2021 recipients include Advent Lutheran Church; the Arlington branch of the NAACP; Offender Aid & Restoration; and Arlington Thrive. Individual award recipients are Les Garrison, for his efforts to ensure equitable access to COVID resources, and Wilma Jones, a fourth-generation resident of the Halls Hill/High View Park community, president of the John M. Langston Citizens Association and longtime civic activist.

The awards presentation will be on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. For information, see the Website at www.arlingtonva.us.

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