Three distinguished honorees were recognized with The California Conference for Equality and Justice’s 2017 29th Annual Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award.  These individuals were recognized for the significant contribution they have made in improving human relations at a grass roots level in and around Long Beach.

The always popular Awards Celebration began with entertainment by local saxophonist Brian Grace during cocktails and appetizers. The room was decorated in CCEJ’s new colors- red, orange, purple and blue.

The evening opened with thoughts from Friederike Kaufel, a first year seminarian at Meadville Lombard School of Theology and a volunteer with CCEJ’s Building Bridges Camps and RPIC Program.

Kimmy Maniquis, CCEJ’s Executive Director, introduced the CCEJ Board and staff and welcomed the elected officers and dignitaries in the room.

Gene Lentzner, Breakfast co-chair for CCEJ, inspired the audience with his thoughts about the current state of Human Relations.

The 3 honorees were presented by Megan Kerr, Dr. Minnie Douglas and LaDawn Best and Porter Gilberg, with heart felt presentations for all 3 Human Relations honorees.

Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach award was presented by Teresa Gomez from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.

Drew Gagner, CCEJ Board Chair closed the evening with his words of wisdom and whit.

To see photos from 29thAnnual Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award click here.

Purchase Tickets Now!

Fill out the form below to purchase your tickets for the 25th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast!

×
Building Bridges Clubs Alliance

Please fill out the form below to register your school’s club as part of the Building Bridges Clubs Alliance.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
×
Purchase Tickets Now!

Fill out the form below to purchase your tickets for the Humanitarian Awards Dinner!

×
Purchase Tickets Now!

Fill out the form below to purchase your tickets for the 42nd Annual Food and Beverages Humanitarian Awards Dinner!

×
Purchase Tribute Journal Ad Now!

Fill out the form below to purchase your Tribute Journal ad for the 53rd Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner

×
Purchase Tribute Journal Ad Now!

Fill out the form below to purchase your Tribute Journal ad for the 42nd Annual Food and Beverage Industries Humanitarian Awards Dinner

×
Gene Lentzner Nomination Application

Nomination Application

Please make sure to tell us about your nominee in your 1-2 pages by including the following:

1) Significant contributions to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach Community in the area of social justice/human relations
2) How they promote respect and justice among all people regardless of differences in race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity
3) How they demonstrate commitment to social justice and human relations by way of service (if it’s at work, then above and beyond their paid scope of work)
4) Ways they foster inter-group, inter-faith cooperation
5) How they are connected to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach area

×