7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza)
County Board Room (3rd floor)
The Arlington Human Rights Commission selected this year’s recipients and will present the awards at a ceremony and reception from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201. The Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia, Claire G. Gastañaga, will be the keynote speaker.
The James B. Hunter Award recognizes sustained commitment and outstanding accomplishment in the area of human rights made in Arlington by an individual, community group, non-profit organization or business.
“Each year, the Hunter Award shines a spotlight on some of the many people and organizations in Arlington who work every day to advance the cause of human rights in our community through their many efforts,” County Board Chair Jay Fisette said. “The dedication and compassion shown by this year’s honorees make Arlington a more welcoming and inclusive community.”
About the 2017 James B. Hunter Award winners
Eric Schaeffer is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Arlington’s Signature Theater, which has been the pride of this community for many years.
Building Bridges is a community initiative aimed at bridging the divide between values, culture and economics.
Saint George’s Episcopal Church has an inclusive, caring and multigenerational congregation that has shown unwavering commitment and a welcoming attitude towards world refugees.
Café Sazón is a small local restaurant which welcomes every member of our community—and has been doing so since 2010.
Freddie’s Beach Bar is considered the only gay bar in Northern Virginia. Since 2001, this business has been actively involved with our community.
About the keynote speaker
Claire G. Gastañaga is Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia.