Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civic and cultural event that pays homage through music to one of the greatest humanitarians of our time.
The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, 7 pm. at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland.
The 13th Annual Tribute will celebrate “Creative Achievements of Bay Area African American Female Musicians” highlighting four outstanding female vocalists Linda Tillery, Faye Carol, Melanie DeMore and gina Breedlove.
The tribute will also include the 55-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; and the 300-voice Oakland Children’s Community Choir backed up by the Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Dana King, formerly with CBS, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Regina Jackson is the president and CEO of the East Oakland Development Center (EOYDC). She has led the center for 20 years, empowering thousands of young people to achieve lifelong academic and career success.
At the behest of U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Ms. Jackson recently led two delegations of student ambassadors to China in support of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” and “100,000 Strong” initiatives.
For tickets and more information, go to www.mlktribute.com or call 510-858-5313.