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JCA gives awards at annual dinner
JCA gives awards at annual dinner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just Communities of Arkansas will bestow the Humanitarian Award to Bobby Roberts, Director of the Central Arkansas Library System, and State Representative Kathy Webb for the work they have done for all Arkansans.

The Annual Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at the Peabody Grand Ballroom in Little Rock, with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and program from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The Chair of this year’s event is Nate Coulter.  Tickets are $200 each.  To purchase tickets or a table, contact the JCA office at 501-372-5129, or visit http://www.arkansasjustcommunities.org/ for a printable order form.  The deadline for ordering tickets is Thursday, March 3.

This year’s nominees have consistently demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. “It’s always a thrill to host the Annual Humanitarian Dinner particularly when we recognize the work of two such outstanding Arkansans.  Our community is certainly better because of their continuing work and commitment,” said Ruth Shepherd, JCA Executive Director.

Tthe Humanitarian Award Dinner also serves as a platform and showcase for the mission and programs of JCA.  Revenue from the annual Dinner supports JCA’s work with youth and adults all year long.  Said Shepherd, “Every 5th grade child who decides never to be a bully or tolerate a bully following the JCA Minitown; every college student who becomes an activist for inclusion following the Our Campus program; every adult who advocates for fairness and inclusion in their workplace following JCA training: all are supported through this annual event.”

For more information about JCA, its mission, and its programs, please contact Ruth Shepherd at 501-372-5129 or email rshepherd@justcommunities.org.