By Clare Crawford| October 8, 2012 |
Sen. Christine Kehoe, a San Diego legend for her advocacy of social and economic justice, will give the keynote speech at CPI’s 15th Anniversary Gala this Wednesday.
During her eight years representing San Diego in the state Senate and four years in the Assembly, Sen. Kehoe has earned deep respect as a leader on environmental protections, good government, and civil rights. A pioneering activist in San Diego for women’s services and AIDS funding, she served for most of the 1990s on the City Council, where she championed expansion of elementary schools and afterschool programs, among many other achievements.
Wednesday evening, Sen. Kehoe and other luminaries will help CPI celebrate the value of education in providing equal opportunity for all Californians and a strong foundation for the state’s economy. The honorees include community college and state university faculty, apprenticeship trainers, Richard Barrera of the San Diego Unified School District Board, and the San Diego DREAM Team.
p.s. Our raffle prize is a luxurious, health-filled week for two at the world-renowned Rancho La Puerta spa in Tecate. Previous winner Olivia Puentes-Reynolds wrote that “Rancho La Puerta was a profound experience that will remain with me through the rest of my life.”