Sacramento State University
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Annual MLK Celebration symbolizes the principles of freedom and unity, and the celebration of diversity that highlighted the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted in the Capital of California, this event serves as one of the largest gatherings of elected officials, judicial members, law enforcement, non profits, community members, business leaders and students from our region and beyond. Your sponsorship will enable us to energize and help the next generation connect to the work of those who have come before them.
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Co-founder, Dr. Dorothy Enomoto, was a classmate and close friend of Dr. King. Their friendship – sealed by sharing valedictorian honors at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Atlanta – continued through the remainder of his life. Co-Founder, Jerry Enomoto has the distinction of being the first Asian Pacific American to receive a presidential appointment as United States Marshal in 1994, when President Clinton did just that.
The late Congressman Robert T. Matsui served as the honorary co-chair at the inception of the dinner; his wife, Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui took over the role after his death in 2005.