Our Women For Racial Justice Breakfast is an annual conference celebrating and working towards racial justice. Every October, the YWCA honors a woman at the forefront of the fight towards racial justice and brings together the Pasadena community in recognition of their work and to further the cause.
Ms. Salas helped win in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students, established day laborer job centers that have served as models for the rest of the nation, and led efforts to allow all California drivers to obtain a driver license. As part of a national coordinating committee, Ms. Salas helped convene a coalition of organizations in California which have successfully mobilized millions of immigrants to demand comprehensive immigration reform including legalization with a path to citizenship, family reunification, and the protection of civil and labor rights.She is also a leading national spokesperson and organizer on federal immigration policy.
PCL has been recognized as one of Los Angeles’ Best Places to Work and is a devoted supporter of philanthropic organizations throughout Southern California. PCL’s work in the social justice space is advanced through many avenues both internally and externally including recruitment practices that ensure diversity of their workforce, hiring and mentoring women-owned and minority-owned businesses, working with community organizations to employ and train formerly incarcerated individuals on their job sites, hiring from the areas around their job sites, and economically engaging the community in their developments.
EdinaLekovic is a leading voice on American Muslims and an inter-community builder between diverse faith traditions. Through her work with the Muslim Public Affairs Council, she has advocated on behalf of American Muslims in news media, interfaith, community, and pop culture spaces and has appeared on leading media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, Huffington Post, and NPR. She is a co-founder and board member of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, a board member of multifaith house of worship The Pico-Union Project, and a member of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Interfaith Leaders Collaborative. In 2015, she was named as one of L.A.’s 10 most inspiring women gamechangers by Los Angeles Magazine. She is also listed as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.