Gainesville residents to be honored at Rosa Parks’ awards ceremony


The Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Committee announced the selection of its 2022 recipients of the Quiet Courage Award, and its Leadership and Vision Award.

This year’s recipients are Gainesville City Commissioner Desmon Duncan-Walker; Sheila Payne, a member of the Alachua County Labor Coalition and Reichert House employee Devondrick Slater.

Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at PASSAGE Family Church, 2020 NE 15th St.

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The Rev. Milford L. Griner, founder and president of the Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Committee, said this year’s theme is “Make Justice Just Again.”



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