Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is among the scheduled speakers at Saturday evening’s Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s 2020 John F. Kennedy Awards.
The event is being held on a virtual basis because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The honorees include California Sen. Kamala Harris, comedian Kathy Griffin and Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez.
Harris will receive the JFK Profile in Courage Award for elected officials while Griffin will receive it for activists. Huerta will receive the Miguel Contreas Leadership Award, named for the late labor leader.
Other scheduled speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Reps. Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, and five-time figure skating world champion Michelle Kwan, surrogate director for Biden’s campaign.