The 26th annual MLK Awards Breakfast, "Stand Up for Justice," will be from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.
The event recognizes one winner for the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award and six individuals for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award, who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a life-long commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just society.
The Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to Dr. Gene C. Blue, president and chief executive officer of Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center (Arizona OIC).
The six Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream awardees include: Dr. Madeline Adelman, associate professor, Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University; Dr. Donald Campbell, retired, Arizona State University; Dr. Wil Counts, professor emeritus, Gateway Community College and pharmacist, PharMerica; Adam Lopez Falk, governing board member, Alhambra Elementary School District No. 68; Dr. Carnella Hardin, business faculty emeritus, Glendale Community College; and Jerry Oliver II, detective, Phoenix Police Department.
The event is sponsored by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and supported by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission. The awards breakfast is one event in a series of activities throughout the month of January to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Cost for the event is $65 per person, or $650 for a table of 10. The reservation deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 6. To receive a reservation form and/or obtain additional information on this or other Dr. King events in January, call 602-254-5081.