The following was submitted by Joyce Valdez of the Phoenix Public Information Office.
Celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 29th annual MLK Awards Breakfast, “Celebrating the Dream,” 7 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, 122 N. Second St. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.
The event, part of the city’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 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. The recipients were recognized for making Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just society.
The Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to Kelly B. Bender. The award recognizes an exceptional individual who has made Phoenix a better place through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights and enhancing the dignity of all people. The award is named for former Councilman Calvin C. Goode, who worked to ensure these rights for all residents during his 22-year tenure on the City Council.
Source: The Republic | Joyce Valdez