Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast – Coachella Valley
Keisha D, Phillip Moore and a sextet of the Desert Winds Freedom Band-Palm Springs will perform at the breakfast.
Friday, May 20, 2016
9:30-11:00 am (Registration begins at 8:45am, Program begins at 9:30am sharp)
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Open to all – this event is for individuals, businesses, interfaith groups, civic officials and nonprofit organizations.
The breakfast will honor the memory of Harvey Milk, an American hero, and to strengthen coalitions among the many diverse community organizations that support justice and equality for all individuals.
Tickets for the event are available in various levels (service fee applies when purchasing online. Click here to order by Mail):
Be with us and enjoy the featured Keynote Speaker Dolores Huerta and honor the recipient of the 2016 Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award Senator Mark Leno.
The keynote speaker is a well-respected civil rights leader who has spent her entire life fighting for the rights of farmworkers. Since the Coachella Valley is one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation, we believe that Dolores Huerta is as fitting of a speaker we could ask for. Her work in the last two decades to empower youth leaders also fits with our commitment to engage youth by introducing them to Harvey Milk and expanding their awareness of social justice issues in a safe and affirming environment.
ABOUT HARVEY MILK
When he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, Harvey Milk (1930- 1978) became one of the first openly gay men to be elected to political office in the United States. On election night, Harvey Milk reminded his supporters: “This is not my victory – it’s yours. If a gay man can win, it proves that there is hope for all minorities who are willing to fight.” He was assassinated (along with Mayor George Moscone) on November 27, 1978, only eleven months after taking office. Although he did not live to see his dreams fulfilled, the example of his life and leadership has made him an important national symbol for the struggle for human rights.
Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and LGBT youth related programs.