Residents at LBSAC were offered an opportunity to work on a creative art project for a long established Long Beach non-profit called The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ). CCEJ is a human relations organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism through education, conflict resolution, and advocacy.
CCEJ hosts an annual “Interfaith/Intercultural” breakfast at the Long Beach Convention Center which will be on March 2nd, 2017. About 1000 people are expected to attend. The keynote speaker will be Luis J. Rodriquez, who was, from 2014-2016, the official Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. He is an artist, poet, author, and activist who grew up in a gang environment. This year’s theme is “Hands and Hearts – Creating Community in Violent Times.”
The LBSAC creative goal: Create 100 table centerpieces incorporating the idea of “Hearts and Hands,” using CCEJ’s branding colors of red, orange, teal, and purple. The centerpieces can be vessels or any type of structure that stand about 8-10 inches tall. Each can be different. After the breakfast, guests will be able to participate in a raffle for the centerpieces by making a donation to CCEJ.
EngAGE, the instructors, and the artists will be recognized in the promotion of this annual special event, and are invited to attend.
Our resident artists are enjoying being part of this exciting creative project with the opportunity to create unique and meaningful works of art while helping to support an important community partner.
~ Helene Weinberg, Program Director