Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

The gathering of 1,000 attendees will be the largest in the nation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. We gather to honor Harvey Milk and celebrate his legacy as a political and community leader who stood for justice and equality across the intersections of oppression, self-identity, and self-determination.

The morning will feature Cleve Jones as the recipient of the Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award of the Coachella Valley. Cleve Jones' career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000 Americans who have died from AIDS.

Milk opened the doors for many LGBT leaders who followed his footsteps. As one who was influenced by Harvey Milk and as someone who embodies Harvey Milk’s courage, passion and sense of justice we are thrilled to recognize Mandy Carter with the Harvey Milk Legacy Award. Mandy Carter is the co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition and Southerners On New Ground, a social justice organization that supports the LGBTQ+ community. She has been involved in peace, social, racial and LGBT organizing since 1968. Her presence will be a powerful testament to his legacy.
  • Palm Springs Convention Center
    277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs
  • Friday May 18, 2018
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