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32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue.

The 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue will feature Mayor Lenny Curry alongside Chris Gardner.

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and single parent.

Gardner’s autobiography, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” became a New York Times #1 best-seller, and has been translated into over forty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the critically acclaimed movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness” for which Will Smith, starring as Gardner received a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations for his performance.
Gardner’s second best book, also a best-seller, “Start Where You Are,” was published in 2009.
In addition to being a brand Ambassador for AARP, which has 40 million members, Gardner has recently produced his first film, met the Pope and had his picture put on a box of Cheerios.
Mr. Gardner has “re-enlisted” in the US Military and works closely with the U.S. Veterans Administration to end homelessness amongst veterans! Mr. Gardner is a major supporter of food banks and pantries across the US.
Chris Gardner’s aim, through his speaking engagements and media projects, is to help others achieve their full potential.

Breakfast will feature a self-serve buffet style from 7 – 8 a.m. before the program starts. Guests are encouraged to network and explore community involvement opportunities during this time.

The program will begin promptly at 8 a.m. with local Action News Jax anchor Tenikka Hughes with a Co-Youth Emcee award winner and local First Coast News anchor Anthony Austin. In addition to the keynote speaker, the program will include spotlights of the Tomorrow’s Leaders award recipients.