CBS Channel 5 Anchor Dana King will present the City of Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Gladys Green for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at the “In the Name of Love” Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
The 11th annual musical celebration will offer an extensive civic and cultural program that pays homage through music, to one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. The 2013 musical entertainment includes Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday; internationally known guitar and vocal duo Tuck & Patti; the 65-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; and the 275-voice Oakland Children’s Community Choir backed up by the Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Nikki Thomas, KBLX, will serve as emcee.
Gladys Green is the Chairperson of the Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) Board, whose mission is to eliminate poverty and its effect on the City of Oakland and throughout Alameda County.
She has served as president of the Elmhurst District Board for 15 years; the Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership Board for 22 years; the Oakland Business Development Corporation for 15 years; and received the Community Service Award for Hunger Relief due to her weekly commitment to help her local church distribute food baskets to those in need.
Living Jazz, an Oakland based non-profit and producers of the MLK Tribute, originally created the humanitarian award to acknowledge those who give of themselves beyond the call of duty and to inspire others to work for the betterment of the community.
Reserved seating is $15 – $45; children 12 and under $8. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000 or the Paramount Theatre Box Office. For more info: http://www.mlktribute.com