The event honors Chávez and recognizes leaders in the East Contra Costa community who continue the tradition of service and social activism exemplified by the labor leader and human rights activist who exemplified service to community and non-violent social change.
The event features the presentation of three recognition awards. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, will be presented to a local citizen who best represents the core values established by Chávez: service to others, sacrifice, helping the most needy, determination, non-violence, tolerance, respect for life, celebrating community, knowledge and innovation.
The East County Educator Award honors a member of the learning community who demonstrates the aforementioned values, a commitment to student success and educational equity, particularly for low-income students and students of color.
The Chávez Spirit Award recognizes an emerging leader making an impact in the areas of advocacy and social justice.
This year’s recipient of the Chávez Award is Pittsburg resident Edna “Nini” Huerta. The East County Educator Award will be presented to Brentwood resident and LMC faculty member Laurie Huffman. The Spirit Award will be conferred on LMC student Karina Gomez of Antioch.
For more information or to register, visit www.losmedanos.edu, e-mail Eileen Valenzuela at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-439-2181, ext. 3103.