APB’s William Kellibrew IV Receives “Unsung Hero Award”
29 Apr 2015
"I accept this award on behalf of victims and survivors whose voices were stolen, but never forgotten."
-William Kellibrew IV
APB speaker William Kellibrew IV was nominated by U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to receive the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award. Kellibrew was honored with this prestigious award for embodying the victims' rights movement through outstanding efforts in victim advocacy, allied professional advocacy, public policy and public awareness.
The mission of the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus is to elevate crime victim issues in Congress in a bipartisan manner on behalf of the victims. Kellibrew epitomizes this mission by working in almost every human service setting and in multiple systems throughout the world. In addition, he has been recognized by the White House as a 'Champion of Change,' working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
Kellibrew's story is one of horrific tragedy to triumph. At the age of 10, he witnessed his mother and 12-year-old brother get shot and killed by his mom's ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend took his own life that day, but not before making Kellibrew beg for his at gunpoint. Today, Kellibrew is a beacon of hope for those who are surviving violence, trauma and crime. A sought-after speaker, Kellibrew continues to dedicated his life to protecting the rights of those suffering from abuse.