32 WOMEN COMMUNITY LEADERS HONORED FOR 2013
Community members from throughout Los Angeles, filled the USC Radisson Ballroom to attend Senator Curren Price’s 7th Annual “Tribute to SHeroes” Awards Luncheon, which was held Sunday, February 10.
Hosted by Price, this year’s sold out event recognized exceptional women including community and union leaders; educators who work with students with special needs; teaching specialists that provide opportunities through the arts, music, and literacy programs; non-profit founders; and homeless and healthcare advocates for the young, unemployed, and elderly.
“For all the bad that is bound to happen in a large metropolitan area like LA, it makes you realize how much good is also going on,’ said Price. “This year’s SHeroes are truly exceptional women.
The event also paid tribute to our brave women in law enforcement by honoring two officers with the Los Angeles Police Department. The Los Angeles Fire Department was represented by two of their long-serving members, which were similarly honored.
Two distinguished honorees, Mrs. Charlsa Tina James and Ms. Charisse Bremond-Weaver, the first woman to serve as President of the Brotherhood Crusade, received 2013 Rose Awards.
KTLA Morning News Co-Host, Michaela Pereira, returned as Mistress of Ceremonies. Newly- elected Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey delivered the keynote address. Nationally renowned spoken word artist Thea Monyee “wowed” the audience with an empowering poem. She was followed by the high school students of the Harmony Project Salsa Band.
The event coincided with “American Heart Health” month. To raise awareness in the community about this health education effort, the event also included a Health Fair and a PSA produced by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
A “SHero” is a woman who has demonstrated leadership, pride, volunteerism, and commitment to her community in a meaningful and enduring manner. Past nominees have been neighborhood activists, artists, community and business leaders, and others who have made substantive differences in the lives of others but may not always be recognized for their contributions.