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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 20 December 2006

For tickets e-mail [email protected] or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N. Killingsworth, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

The 21st annual breakfast will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.

• Please Bring 2 Cans of Food Per Person to Feed the Hungry.

Keynote Speaker in 2007 will be Luke Visconti, co-founder and publisher of DiverstyInc magazine.

About the Breakfast

At last year's Annual Skanner Foundation Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast more than 1,000 people attended, making it the largest event in the Pacific Northwest to honor Dr. King.

Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon attended in 2006 and presented a proclamation.

Pictured right: Governor Ted Kulongoski

Every year, we award several thousand dollars in scholarships to worthy students who have demonstrated their desire for self-improvement through education. We also present two awards (The Drum Major Award and The John Jackson award) to individuals, community organizations, or businesses that continue Dr. King's work for civil rights in their community. During the past 20 years, over $220,000 has been contributed to the community for educational growth.

Our breakfast offers the opportunity for major corporate sponsors to increase their visibility in our community and beyond. Attendees include representatives from the state of Oregon; the Oregon Lottery; Oregon Economic and Community Development Department; local, regional and state elected officials; and representatives from national corporations such as State Farm, American Family Insurance, Brown & Williamson, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald's Corporation, U.S. West and Safeco. In addition, leaders in law enforcement, education, and the religious sector attend, and people in the community from all walks of life.
Nominate an individual or organization
In preparation for its 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, The Skanner is requesting nominations for awards. The Drum Major for Justice award and the John Jackson award will be given to individuals or organizations. The Skanner is looking for nominations for people who have worked throughout the year to fulfill the ideals the Rev. King stood for: equality, justice, racial harmony, civil rights and peace.

E-mail your name, phone number and the name and phone number of the nominee, along with a short (50 words or less) description of why your nominee should receive the award to [email protected]. Or mail to:

Martin Luther King Jr.
Awards The Skanner
P.O. Box 5455 Portland, OR