Shelia Stubbs and Lilada Gee Among Those Honored in the 2021 City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards

By Shayna Mace

Last Wednesday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced the recipients of the City-County Humanitarian Award honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The winners are selected by the City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and winners are chosen based on “community members who reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” according to the press release.

Two of the three winners have also been featured in BRAVA in 2020 and 2021, including Rep. Shelia Stubbs and Lilada Gee. The third honoree is Shyra Adams.

“Shelia, Lilada and Shyra all honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through their leadership and efforts to engage with our community,” says Parisi. “Whether it be Shelia’s commitment to public service, Lilada’s work with Black girls and women, or Shyra’s efforts to support Black LGBTQ+ youth, each recipient has benefited our community and made it a better place.”

Congratulations to all three honorees who have made a difference in the Greater Madison community and reflect the values of humanitarianism and giving back.

The women will honored Jan. 18 from 6-7 p.m. during the virtual City-County Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance. More information can be found here:

Read more about Shelia Stubbs from our “2020 Women to Watch” feature.

Read more about Lilada Gee from our “Solidarity in the City” feature.

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