Local Heroes 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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We look forward to seeing you at next year's event!

KPBS and Union Bank proudly honor the 2013 Local Heroes Awards recipients:

Black History Month
Professor Chuck Ambers  Curator, Casa del Rey Moro African Museum
Dr. Carrol Waymon 
Retired, Psychologist/Civil Rights Leader/Historian

Women’s History Month
Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall  Co-Founders, Women's Institute for Financial Education
Amina Sheik Mohamed  Regional Manager, Network for a Healthy California

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Elmer Bisarra  Community Activist
Sophak Yem
  Group Coordinator, Amnesty International, Group 137

Jewish American Heritage Month
Sy Brenner  PTS Recovery Advocate
Yale Strom
  Artist in Residence, Jewish Studies Program, SDSU

LGBT Pride Month
Max Disposti  Executive Director, North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Carolyn Bolton  Board Chair & Director of Project Youth, North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Vincent "Vinnie" Pompei  Director, Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Hispanic Heritage Month

Fabiola A. Navarro  Immigration Attorney, Employee Rights Center
Andrea Skorepa  President & CEO, Casa Familiar

Disability Awareness Month
Linda Bounds  President & Founder, L.E.A.P.S. and BOUNDS
Al Kovach, Jr.  National Senior Vice President, Paralyzed Veterans of America

American Indian Heritage Month
Jane Dumas  Tribal Elder, Jamul Indian Village
Rose Margaret Orrantia
 Tribal STAR Program Manager, Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU

Learn more about our honorees.

KPBS and Union Bank
request the pleasure of your company at a ceremony honoring
18 outstanding heroes from our local community.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

5:45 p.m.
Doors Open  --  6:00 p.m.
Emceed by Elsa Sevilla, host of San Diego's Historic Places on KPBS-TV.
Reception immediately following.

 RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2013
at www.kpbs.org/rsvpheroes
or click "Sign me up" below.
Seating is limited.  Reservations are required.

Questions? Please contact Carla Conner at (619) 594-1490 or at cconner@kpbs.org.

Union Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.
Funding for Local Heroes 2013 is generously provided by Union Bank.

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University.



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Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

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