YWCA Greater Los Angeles is holding its 125th anniversary gala on this evening, Nov. 1, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
The gala will celebrate people who have a vision, make a difference and create a legacy. They include actress Barbara Eden, who will receive the Legacy Film and Television Award; actress Rita Moreno, who will receive the Soromundi Award; labor leader Dolores Huerta, the Angel Award honoree; and civil rights lawyer Constance L. “Connie” Rice, the Legacy Award honoree. Also being honored are businesswoman Deborah Flint, who will receive the Corporate Visionary Champion Award; and PBS SoCal COO and Vice President of Education And Community Engagement Jamie Myers, recipient of the Legacy Media Award. Award presenters include Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department General Manager Jan Perry, California state Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Los Angeles City Council members Nury Martinez, 6th District, and Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District.
Founded in 1894, YWCA Greater Los Angeles addresses the emerging and ongoing needs of the community. As a women’s membership movement built on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, the organization celebrates more than 120 years of community service. Core initiatives include workforce development, child development, youth development, advocacy, housing, senior engagement programs and sexual assault crisis services. YWCA Greater Los Angeles is pioneering a model of community center and housing to transform lives, build self-reliance and strengthen communities.
A VIP program begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and reception at 7 p.m. The Loews Hollywood Hotel is located at 1755 N. Highland Ave. For information, visit ywcagla.com.