Saturday’s SCLC Prayer Breakfast Left to right, Reginald Byron Jones Sawyer, Board President of L.A.’s SCLC and CA Democratic Party Secretary, Reverend James Lawson, and Rev. Eric Lee, executive director of the SCLC.

A week of events celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC) will culminate with its 32nd annual birthday dinner honoring King on Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel (506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles).

Honorees this year include P. Miller formerly known as Master P (Social Justice Entertainer of the Year Award), Bishop Noel Jones of City of Refuge Ministries (Thomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness Award), NAACP board member Willis Edwards (President’s Award), Verizon (Corporate Responsibility Award), SEIU SOULA Local 2006 President Faith D. Culbreath (Rosa Parks Award), and attorney Ricky Ivie (Drum Major Award). TV news anchors Marc Brown and Michelle Tuzee from ABC 7 will serve as the event’s emcees and Mark Allen Felton and Mr. Quick will be the featured entertainment. Other attendees include various federal, state, and local elected officials, celebrities, sports athletes, and community advocates.

The mission of the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles is to promote the philosophy of its founder Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of non-violent progressive social change. For more information, please call (626) 791-3847 or visit

This event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased online at