The California Conference for Equality and Justice will honor two educators from the Long Beach Unified School District with the Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award during the CCEJ’s 50th Annual Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Grand Event Center, 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach. The reception is at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
The Lentzner Award honors exceptional contributions to improving human relations in Long Beach. Among this year’s winners are Roberta Lanterman, program facilitator with LBUSD’s Family Literacy Program, and Candace Meehan, a program director at Jordan High School. Also earning the Lentzner honor this year is LaVerne Duncan, coordinator of the African American Convening Committee.
The awards are given in Lentzner’s name because of his life-long commitment to bringing diverse people together to improve human relations in the greater Long Beach area.
CCEJ volunteers Karina Fing and Zaq Tinker will receive the CCEJ Anthony B. Rogers Volunteer of the Year award for their extraordinary service. The volunteer award is named in honor of the late Tony Rogers, a highly respected educator and CCEJ volunteer. Much loved, Rogers taught at Poly High School until his untimely passing in 2002.
For more information or to purchase tickets for $75 per person, visit cacej.org or call 435-8184.