During the month of January, the Downtown Phoenix area will play host to numerous events that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee has created an MLK Calendar of Events. Please click HERE to find out about art exhibits, sports tournaments, lectures, concerts and more.
The two most prominent celebrations are as follows:
LIVING THE DREAM AWARDS BREAKFAST
The 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast will be held Jan. 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom. The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and guests will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognize individuals who have given selflessly of their time and talent to make a better community for those less fortunate.
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Awards Breakfast
Phoenix Convention Center
111 N. Third Street
7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.)
Tickets are $65 per person; Table for 10 is $650. Reservations Required. Proceeds will benefit scholarships to deserving minority students in the Phoenix community. For more information, please contact Andrea Weeks Hardin at 480-767-3877.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION
The MLK March will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church located at 14th Street and Jefferson in Phoenix.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Committee and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. The MLK Celebration will feature exciting activities and entertainment. For more information, please contact Emmett Boyd at (602) 534-6923.
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