Deets: On March 30, Homeboy Industries, the preeminent gang rehabilitation and re-entry organization in the world, will celebrate their Annual Lo Máximo Awards Dinner. This event is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. The Homeboy community of supporters, stakeholders, volunteers and friends will gather at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. The evening will highlight the thousands of formerly gang-involved or previously incarcerated men and women who have developed the strength and skills to transform their lives and become contributing members of society through the organization’s holistic services and job-training programs.
The evening will be hosted by Homeboy Industries Board Member, Jane Fonda, and her longtime friend and co-star, actress Lily Tomlin.
This year, Governor Jerry Brown, politician will be honored with the Kinship Award. Fabian Debora, artist and community activist will be honored with the Homeboy Hero Award for his incredible support and dedication to the men and women of Homeboy Industries and the Los Angeles community.
Last year’s Kinship Award went to Monica and Phil Rosenthal and recent event honorees have included Chef Thomas Keller, Jami Gertz, the principals involved in the television series Southland, and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.
Artist, social activist, and teacher Fabian Debora will receive this year’s Homeboy Hero Award.
Fabian will have two prints available for sale the evening of the event and afterward, exclusively through Homeboy. Proceeds from the sale will go the Homeboy Industries.
ABOUT HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES
Homeboy Industries is the largest and preeminent gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For 30 years, the organization has offered an “exit ramp” for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration, helping them develop the strength and skills to transform their lives and become contributing members of our community. The organization's holistic approach, with free services and programs, supports nearly 9000 men and women per year as they work to overcome their pasts, reimagine their futures, and break the intergenerational cycle of gang violence. Therapeutic and educational offerings (case management, counseling, and classes), practical services (e.g., tattoo removal, work readiness, and legal assistance), and job training-focused businesses (e.g., Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Cafeì & Catering, and Homeboy Electronics Recycling) provide healing and alternatives to gang life, while creating more inclusive and healthier communities.
Who You May Spot: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda
Hint For The Average Socialite: For Lo Máximo ticket and table opportunities, please contact Kristin Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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