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(From left) Keisha Stewart, Faye Culbreath, Reginald Jone-Sawyer, Charisse Bremond and Rev. Eric Lee.
Scores of well-wishers turned out on July 11 to celebrate the birthdays of Faith Culbreath and Rev. Eric Lee. The party, held at the home of SCLC Board Chairman Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, was an upbeat, relaxing affair for the two legendary icons of the Los Angeles-area labor movement.Culbreath's position as President of SOULA Local 2006 keeps her busy as she constantly advocates for increased benefits for members of Security Officers United in Los Angeles. Lee, who serves as President/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference-Los Angeles, is known for his activist role in issues impacting the disadvantaged.Â Among those attending were Charisse Bremond-Weaver, President/CEO of Brotherhood Crusade who said, "I'm grateful my friends included me on their special day. I believe birthdays are the most important day of your life. It is great when you can celebrate with friends and family the day you were blessed on this earth. " Jones-Sawyer added, "Eric and Faith are two of the finest people I know and they always work so hard on behalf of others. This joint birthday party gives us a chance to have fun with them as well as convey our appreciation for all of their contributions to our community."Others saluting Culbreath and Lee included Sentinel Editor Danny Bakewell, Jr.; Journalist Larry Aubrey, many SEIU staff and several members of SOULA.