35th Annual AZ MLK Virtual Celebration Honors Those Making Phoenix a Better Place

City of Phoenix

The 35th Annual AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Celebration will honor Valley residents for their lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community.

The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission will recognize the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement honoree and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream awardees.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.

The 2021 Honorees are:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Calvin C. Goode “Lifetime Achievement Award”
    Harry Garewal
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream Award”
    Carolyn Bristo Chatman
    Freddie Dobbins Jr.
    Angela R. Garmon
    Mel Hannah

Join the AZ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday virtual program during a special broadcast at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. To watch the AZ MLK Virtual Celebration on Jan. 15 or at a later date, visit youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz.

For more about the 2021 AZ MLK Committee activities, visit azmlk.org.

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