Gathering of Friends / Biltz Award
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Annually, JCA holds its Gathering of Friends and presents the Father Joseph H. Biltz Award to outstanding individuals or groups who work for social change. On Thursday, March 31, we will have the pleasure of honoring Garbo Hearne, Muriel Lederman, and Scott Tanner as the 2016 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.
Make your reservation online - or download and print a reply card and mail with payment to JCA, 1400 W. Markham, Suite 405, Little Rock, AR 72201.
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.
There are many people in our community striving to create inclusion, acceptance and justice in different ways. Click here to nominate someone for this annual award.
Past recipients of the Father Joseph Biltz Award include:
Biltz Honor Roll
||Rev. Hezekiah Stewart
||Dr. Raymond V. Biondo
||Accept No Boundaries Founders, LR Central HS
||Elizabeth Eckford & Hazel Bryan Massery
||Irene Gaston Samuel
||Elijah Coleman & Grainger Williams
||Senator Jim Argue & Imam Johnny Aleem Hasan
||Members of The Panel of American Women
||LaVerne D. Feaster & Willie D. “Bill” Hamilton
||Col. Dutch Dorsch (Ret.) & Rev. William H. Robinson, Jr.
||Annie Abrams, Bishop Kenneth Hicks & Nina Krupitsky
||Dr. Betty Lowe, Bishop Larry Maze & John Walker
||Rev. Stephen Copley, Sister Catherine Markey, Albert J. Porter
||Dr. K.S. “Sunny” Anand, Jean Gordon, Sanford Tollette, IV
||Rev. Wendell Griffen, Ted Holder, Rev. Ed Matthews
||Gerald Cound, Beverly Divers-White Ph.D., Pat Lile
||Joyce Hardy, Freeman McKindra Sr., Grif Stockley
||Anna Cox, Rev. Logan Hampton, Susan May
||Dr. Estella Morris, Renie Rule, Dr. Billy Thomas
||The Interfaith Group, Deborah Robinson Bell, William A. Waddell, Jr.
||Collins Kilgore, Kareem Moody, Kathy Ransom
To learn more about this or other JCA events,contact
Katy Julian at the JCA office.