Center for Community Advocacy Holds the 19th Annual "Dia de Los Muertos" Fundraiser Sunday, November 2nd
2014 Ben Heller Award Recipient and Hero's Award Recipient Announced
Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) will hold their 19th annual "Dia de Los Muertos" tardeada (afternoon party). The event will take place Sunday, November 2nd beginning at 4:30 pm at University Center at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) University Center. CCA will honor this year's recipient of CCA's Ben Heller Award for Leadership and Courage and also this year’s recipient of the Volunteer Hero Award . CCA will also present the Sam Karas Farmworker Leadership Award to farmworker leaders who have exhibited extraordinary courage while helping to improve the quality of life for farmworkers. This never fails to inspire us all, a mark of the success of CCA - as well as the farmworkers themselves.
California State Assembly member Luis Alejo will receive the Ben Heller Award for Leadership and Courage. The award commemorates Mr. Alejo’s tireless efforts, during his tenure in the California State Legislature, on behalf of farmworkers and other working families.
In addition, Center for Community Advocacy will present its Volunteer Hero Award to Cass Antle. Antle will be honored for her volunteer service on initiatives that touch the lives of farmworkers and other members of our community.
Mr. Alejo, Ms. Antle and the farmworker leaders will be honored at the Center For Community Advocacy Annual Dinner at CSUMB University Center on Sunday, November 2ndat 4:30 p.m. Reservations for the CCA banquet are $100 per person and can be obtained at the CCA office at 22 W. Gabilan in Salinas, through Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/
As always, the Center for Community Advocacy has much to celebrate. CCA has completed yet another year of training farm workers in leadership roles that enable them to negotiate with their landlords for improvements in their housing units. Those same skills have empowered these farm worker leaders to become purveyors of preventive health information at their housing sites and teach farm worker parents to read in Spanish.