February 17, 2020 (Daisy Bates Day in Arkansas)
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church – Wesley Hall
4823 Woodlawn – Little Rock, AR
11:30 – 1 p.m.

The 2020 William H. Robinson, Jr. Social Justice Luncheon will honor Rev. Dr. O. Jerome Green and Rev. Dr. Anika Whitfield, along with James Wilson a youth honoree. The William H. Robinson, Jr. Social Justice Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding service in the area of faith and justice with an emphasis on contributions made in the past year. Awards are given to a clergy, a community leader, and a youth annually. The recipient must be involved in local civic/community activities, demonstrate a passion for service and justice, and seek to aid the under-served and under-represented.

Rev. Dr. O. Jerome Green is the President of Shorter College, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Rev. Green is being recognized as the visionary leader for the college’s Second Chance Pell (SCP) program that provides educational opportunities to incarcerated adults.

Rev. Dr. Anika Whitfield, a podiatrist, is a social activist with leadership roles in Grassroots Arkansas, and Save Our Schools. Rev. Whitfield is being recognized for her work toward bringing about equity with the Little Rock School District’s infrastructure and advocating on behalf of educators.

The Christian Ministerial Alliance, in recognition of its partnership with the Gentleman’s Club at McClellan High School, is also recognizing James Wilson. James is Vice-President of McClellan’s DECA program as well as Vice President of Student Council. He is a participant in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s L.E.A.D program.

The 2020 Presenting Sponsor is The Methodist Foundation of Arkansas whose mission is to create and administer permanent charitable endowment funds to strengthen and expand Methodist ministry in Arkansas. Their gift is in honor of the ministry of Rev. William H. Robinson, Jr., whose name the event bears.

The William H. Robinson, Jr. Social Justice Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding service in the area of faith and justice with an emphasis on contributions made in the past year. Awards are given to a clergy, a community leader, and a youth annually. The recipient must be involved in local civic/community activities, demonstrate a passion for service and justice, and seek to aid the under-served and under-represented.

The Christian Ministerial Alliance is the owner of the L. C. and Daisy Bates Historic Home and is a 501.c.3 organization.

For more information, contact Rev. Maxine Allen, 501.539.0280.