Long Beach California Conference for Equality and Justice

Robert Luna Named Next Long Beach Chief of Police

Chief of Police Robert Luna Deputy Chief Robert Luna selected to succeed Jim McDonnell as LBPD Chief City Manager Pat West announced today that Robert G. Luna will be the next Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach. Most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Police, Chief Luna has 29 years of experience with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

CCEJ’s 23rd Annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast to Feature Civil Rights Leader Rev. James Lawson, Jr. as Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Rev. James Lawson, Jr. Keynote speaker Rev. James Lawson, Jr. A crowd of over 800 is expected to welcome keynote speaker Rev. James Lawson, Jr. Civil Rights Leader & Teacher of Nonviolence, at the 23rd Annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Mayor Foster and Councilman Andrews to Lead 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Peace March

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Photo from Wikipedia Dr. Martin Luther King giving his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Photo from Wikipedia As a part of the City of Long Beach Peace Week activities, Mayor Bob Foster, Councilman Dee Andrews, and distinguished community members will be leading the 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.

Community Cinema Series Concludes With Free Screening of ‘Two Spirits’

Fred Martinez dancing. From reenactment in the film. Photographer: David A. Armstrong Fred Martinez dancing. From reenactment in the film. Photographer: David A. Armstrong The community is invited to a free screening and discussion of ‘Two Spirits’ – an exploration of the life and death of Fred Martinez who was murdered at age 16 and the ancient Native American two-spirit tradition – on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave.

Dialogue with LBPD Continues Next Week at United Cambodian Community

save suicidal man The community is invited to dialogue with Long Beach Police Officers on Monday, March 28 and on Wednesday, March 30, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The evening will be a unique opportunity for residents and law enforcement officers to engage in productive dialogue about perceptions and expectations of each other while exploring ways to improve police-community relations. 

Human Dignity Program, LBPD and Others Team To Host Police and Youth Dialogue

Police and Youth Dialogue The City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program, LBGRIP Project, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), and the Long Beach Police Department are hosting a 3-day Police & Youth Dialogue February 16, 18 & 23, 2011 at the North Long Beach Community Center (formerly PAL Center).

Volunteer Hate Crime Responders Ready for Action

end-bigotry-begin-tolerance CCEJ Volunteers Twenty-one dedicated community volunteers recently completed 17 hours of training by The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ)to assist victims of hate crime and bias incidents in the City of Long Beach.

Human Dignity Program Seeks Volunteers for Assistance Team

long-beach-city-seal The City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program is now recruiting volunteers for the 2010-2011 Assistance Team.  The program teaches volunteers how to assist victims of hate crime and bias incidents in the City of Long Beach.

CCEJ honors original Freedom Rider Dr. John Maguire at Interfaith breakfast

maguire-king A crowd of over 700 is expected to welcome keynote speaker John D. Maguire, President Emeritus of Claremont University Consortium and Graduate University, at the 19th Annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast on Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 a.m.

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