29th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast
February 6, 2020; 7:30am – 9:15am; Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ)’s annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast brings hundreds of people together to share in the vision of a truly inclusive community. The event features co-chairs, invocation speakers, and entertainment which represents multiple faiths, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and other identities.
“Building Relationships to Build Community”
The breakfast features a keynote speech with a theme connected to CCEJ’s work. This year’s speakers are Taina Vargas-Edmond and Richie Reseda, who will share their personal stories about the impact of incarceration on their lives and our communities. Taina and Richie founded the organization Initiate Justice while Richie was serving a sentence in California state prison. Taina is a 2019 Leading Edge Fellow with the Rosenberg Foundation and has previously worked with the Essie Justice Group and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Richie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Adams State University and is the founder of Success Stories, a program that helps young men in prison challenge patriarchy to better achieve their goals.
CCEJ is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism through education, conflict resolution and advocacy. CCEJ relies on sponsors to defray event costs and keep tickets affordable for the more than 800 community members who attend each year.
Sponsors may also choose to support our afterschool youth event on the day prior to the breakfast, where 100 youth have the chance to hear the keynote speakers for free. Sponsors who commit support by November 19th will be listed on event invitations. For more information, please contact Katherine McIlquham at 562-435-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.