Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Jim McEntee Honored at County Government Offices

Last September, Jim McEntee, Sr., a true hero in our community died suddenly. On September 25, 2004, Jim was awarded posthumously, the first Lumen Christi Award for Social Justice by the Diocese of San Jose at the Justice Symposium at Santa Clara University.

For twenty-seven years, Jim was the director of the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations. He helped establish the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Emergency Housing Consortium, the Asian Law Alliance, and many other non-profits that have helped thousands in our community. His life was dedicated to peace and social justice for all people. Father to nine children, Jim was a Catholic priest before leaving the active priesthood to marry Ann. Together, Ann and Jim modeled a partnership devoted to God, family, and community.

On Wednesday, May 11, from 3 - 5 pm and again from 7 - 9 pm, a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the County Government Center at 70 West Hedding St. in San Jose, the community was invited to come and share remembrances and stories of Jim and vote for their choice of a County facility to be named in his honor.

Sponsored by the Jim McEntee Legacy Committee and the Human Relations Council, the Office of Human Relations, SIREN, BAYMEC, Amnesty International, Asian Law Alliance, Islamic Networks Group, Community Homeless Alliance, MT25.org, St. John Vianney Parish Just Faith, and the Diocese of San Jose.


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