The evolution of Scottsdale's MLK Celebration was initiated by CCD’s founding members, Sandra Rembrandt and Don Logan. Their vision was for Scottsdale to host its own Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. In the early 1990’s, members from across the valley traveled to Phoenix to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. They had a passion for Dr. King’s legacy and felt citizens from the Scottsdale community would take pride in hosting a celebration in its own community. Today, Scottsdale’s celebration serves as a signature celebration for the entire valley that includes nationally renowned speakers representing a myriad of diversity perspectives honoring the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join Us For The 30th Annual MLK Celebration Dinner.
DR. BATTINTO BATTS
Battinto L. Batts Jr. is a dean, a professor and an award-winning journalist and educator with deep experience in philanthropy and nonprofit administration. He is the dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He recently served as director of journalism strategies for the Scripps Howard Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio. Batts holds a doctorate in higher education management from Hampton University, a master’s degree in media management from Norfolk State University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
2024 MLK Celebration
Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities
2024 MLK Event Details
Thursday, January 11th, 2024
The Fieldhouse at Scottsdale Stadium
7408 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
2023 MLK Celebration Dinner Featured Speaker
Dr. Ben Chavis
Dr. Chavis is presently the CEO & President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and the President of Education Online Services Corporation, the world’s leading provider of online higher education for Historically Black Colleges and Universities across America, as well as other academic institutions of higher learning throughout the world. Dr. Chavis also travels around the world giving lectures on varies topics, helping to uplift, transform, and sculpt ideals.