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Gathering of Friends, Father Joseph H. Biltz Award
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Annually, JCA hosts the Gathering of Friends, Father Joseph H. Biltz Award for outstanding individuals or groups who work for social change. On Wednesday, February 25, we will have the pleasure of honoring Collins Kilgore, Kareem Moody, and Kathy Ransom
as the 2015 Biltz Award honorees. Join us in the Main Library's Darragh Center to celebrate the good work of these recipients and support JCA's mission of strengthening communities.
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About Father Joseph H. Biltz
Father Joe was called “a prophet, the conscience of the community, loving, caring and joyful.” Biltz was a passionate leader for peace and justice, and his actions often sparked controversy. He worked with an array of people on many issues, including the poor and the elderly, for the repeal of the death penalty and the reduction of nuclear arms. He was chair of the Urban League and a member of the Arkansas Peace Center. His commitment to social justice inspired all who knew him.