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Countdown to the 2025 Arizona MLK Award Celebration

2024

MLK Awardees

2024 Awardee

Calvin C. Goode – AZ MLK “Lifetime Achievement" Award

Mr. Dennis Prince, Sr.

2024 Awardee

AZ MLK
“Living The Dream” Award

Pastor Aubrey L. Barnwell
Mr. Kenny W. Harris
Mr. Jalen Herring
Mr. Essen Otu
Honorable Leah Landrum Taylor

2024 Awardee

Dr. Gene C. Blue
"Beacon" Award

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Awards Breakfast

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2024

Torch Runners

The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Celebrating Our 38th Year

The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will celebrate its 38th year of promoting cultural diversity, awareness and unity as it seeks to involve all Arizonans in recognizing the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the contributions he left to the world in his quest for equality for all people.

Join us at 8am, Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, for the Arizona MLK Celebration Awards! Be sure to participate in the events associated with the annual Arizona MLK Celebration.

East Lake Park
8549 E. Jefferson Street Phoenix 85034

Auditions For 2024 MLK Festival Stage Performance

Wednesday, January 3  –  6pm to 8pm
Thursday, January 4  –  6pm to 8pm
Saturday, January 6  –  2pm to 6pm

More Info
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Harmon Park
1325 S. 5th Avenue Phoenix 85003

Basketball Tournament

Monday, January 8 – Friday, January 12
6pm to 9pm
Saturday, January 13  –  10am to 1pm

More Info
emmett.r.boyd@phoenix.gov

Phoenix Convention Center - South Building
33 S. 3rd Street Phoenix 85004

38th Annual Living the Dream Awards Breakfast

Friday, January 12
Registration  –  7am
Breakfast Served  –  7:30am
Program Start  –  8am

Parking in Convention Center East Garage 601 E. Washington St. For more info including sponsorships and tickets email dalyn@azoic.org

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Commemorative Candlelight Service

Sunday, January 14
6pm – 8pm

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Interfaith Commemorative Program

Monday, January 15
Doors Open 7am
Program – 8:15am to 8:45am

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Commemorative March

Monday, January 15
March Assembly  –  8:45am
March Begins  –  9am

Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver Street Phoenix 85003

Festival

Monday, January 15
10am to 4pm

Festival & Vendor Sign Up

Phoenix College Auditorium -
1202 W. Thomas Road Phoenix 85013

Youth Rally

Saturday, January 20
8am to 3pm

More Info
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AZ MLK Celebration

A Message From Our Chair

Each year, citizens from across the state gather to recognize the birthday and contributions of Dr. King in a variety of ways. The city of Phoenix and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee are ever mindful that this important holiday should not be treated as a one-day, one-weekend event.

We applaud your active involvement and thank you for your continued support as we continue to showcase the exemplary works of our city’s exceptional residents.

Arizona MLK Celebration Committee

Be A Part Of The Festival

Join In On The Festivities

Interested in being a vendor or preforming at the festival? Follow the link or fill out the form below to get started!

Sign Up To Be A Performer

The AZ MLK Celebration Committee

Meet Our Team

The members of the Arizona MLK Celebration Committee
work tirelessly to make sure the City of Phoenix honors the legacy of Dr. King.

Dr. Gene Blue
Committee Chair

Ron Williams
Events Chair

Valerie Churchwell
Events Co-Chair

2024 MLK Celebration Committee 

MLK DAY Book Drive

Please consider donating new or gently used Books for Pre-K through 6th grade students. Books can be dropped off at AZOIC 39 East Jackson Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

c/o Arizona OIC

AZMLK.org

39 E. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

azoic@azoic.org

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