Claudia Peña, Statewide Director of the California Civil Rights Coalition, will be honored by New Leaders Council Los Angeles at its annual “Heroes at Villains” event on Friday, November 7, at 6 p.m., at Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto St, Los Angeles.
The event recognizes progressive leaders in the city who do amazing work advocating for progressive change in fields like education, entertainment, public sector unions, non-profit management, law, medicine, and business.
NLC Los Angeles will also be honoring Marqueece Harris-Dawson of Community Coalition and filmmaker Bobby Kennedy III.
“For us at New Leaders Council Los Angeles, we believe progressives do things like close the income gap, work alongside communities traditionally marginalized, empower people with rights, and believe all kids will learn. Sometimes these heroes are well-known, but often they are unsung leaders doing the work so important to making LA great.”
NLC Los Angeles, a chapter of New Leaders Council, provides emerging leaders with training, mentoring, networking, and job placement opportunities that equip them to be civic leaders, not only for elective office, but also in their communities and workplaces. Recognizing that a truly progressive movement is inclusive and empowering, NLC makes a special effort to recruit people from outside the usual power structures. NLC is shaping America’s future by developing tomorrow’s leaders today.