Five to receive California Conference for Equality and Justice Award

Five distinguished honorees will be recognized for their work tonight. Jack Hinsche, Roberta and Matthew Jenkins, Ronald Piazza and Doris Topsy-Elvord will be presented with The California Conference for Equality and Justice’s 2008 Humanitarian Award at the 45th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.
These leaders will be recognized for their advancement of the mission of the California Conference for Equality and Justice, their civic contributions, and their life-long commitment to humankind.
Receiving The Building Bridges Award will be Long Beach City College for their exceptional contributions to the community and for extraordinary support of CCEJ human relations programs.
Nancy Foster, first lady of Long Beach, and Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 4th District are serving as this year’s dinner co-chairs and will lead the ceremonies for the evening.
The dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to this event are $200 per person and are available by contacting the CCEJ at (562) 435-8184.
The proceeds from the Humanitarian Awards Dinner will support the work of the California Conference for Equality and Justice to reduce bias, bigotry and prejudice.
Long recognized for work in human relations, CCEJ has built a distinguished record of service breaking down the distance between people and providing literally thousands of programs to youth, educators, faith leaders, law enforcement, and in neighborhoods as well as the corporate and civic workplace.

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