Gov. Jerry Brown To Speak At Legislative Black Caucus’ Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration

January 7, 2011

Sacramento, CA – Newly elected Governor Jerry Brown will deliver the keynote address at the annual MLK, Jr. Civil Rights Leadership Awards Breakfast hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday, January 20th at 7:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento.

The Caucus will honor Governor Brown by awarding him their Leadership and Courage Award.

“It is an honor to have our Governor start the New Year with the African American community, breaking bread and celebrating Civil Rights Leaders past and present,” said Senator Curren D. Price, newly elected chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

Governor Brown both has an exemplary record of commitment to social justice and the California Legislative Black Caucus looks forward to working with him to make our State a place where all live in justice and equality of opportunity.”

Also being honored at the breakfast is Linda Crayton, Senior Regional Director/Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation, who will receive the Corporate Community Advocacy Award for her dedicated commitment to using the media to give voice to minority communities.

Areva D. Martin, Co-Founder and President of the Special Needs Network, will receive the Civil Rights Leadership Award for increasing autism awareness and promoting equality in healthcare.

Fredricka McGee, Esq., counsel to Speaker John A. Perez and Regina Evans, Esq., chief of staff to Board of Equalization Member Jerome E. Horton, will receive the Distinguished Government Service Award.

Also in commemoration of King’s birthday, the Caucus has placed a historical photo exhibit in the 2nd floor Capitol Rotunda, which features favorite quotes by Dr. King that were selected by Black Caucus members. That exhibit will run from January 18th thru January 28th.