31st Annual Pueblo Gardens MLK Jr. Virtual Event, January 16





Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres is inviting the Tucson community to join him, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m., to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by virtually attending the 31st annual Pueblo Gardens MLK Breakfast. The Breakfast has served as a fundraiser for the neighborhood non-profit serving the youth of Pueblo Gardens neighborhood and Tucson community by providing scholarships and funding educational opportunities while promoting service.

COVID-19 forced the neighborhood to get extra creative in its efforts to continue this tradition. Working with Council Member Fimbres and the City of Tucson communications team, this event has moved to a streaming video format that will be available on demand at the City of Tucson YouTube page beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. The community can access the event at www.YouTube.com and then type “City of Tucson” in the search bar. A direct link will be available posted to Council Member Fimbres’ Ward 5 Facebook page and sent out from the City of Tucson Twitter account on Saturday morning.


For 30 years, our community has enjoyed and supported the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, held at the Boys and Girls Club, 2585 East 36th Street.

Ward 5’s Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association is the only neighborhood in Tucson that puts on an annual event to honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


In the 30 years of the event, the Pueblo Gardens Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast has raised thousands of dollars for educational scholarships, school supplies, textbooks and computers for students in the Pueblo Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods.

This year, our community has faced one of its biggest challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, for which we have lost loved ones, family members and friends. With that, many annual events have either been postponed, cancelled or changed their format to operate during these times.


The Pueblo Gardens Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee decided to honor Dr. King’s work and legacy, as well as raise funds for educational scholarships for students, by holding a virtual event for this year, the 31st annual, with virtual speakers and presentations. This will take place, Saturday, January 16th, beginning at 9 a.m. and can be seen on the City of Tucson YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofTucson. The video will be posted there for everyone’s convenience to enjoy.


People can make a tax deductible donation to help the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood for their 31st Annual event, virtually, to honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Please make checks payable to the “Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association,” put MLK Virtual Event in the Memo line and mail them to: The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association, 2551 East Menor Stravenue, Tucson, AZ 85713. The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association is a 501c3, EIN Number 86-0554242.


Dr. King believed in community:


“Love is creative and redemptive. Love builds up and unites; hate tears down and destroys. The aftermath of the ‘fight with fire’ method which you suggest is bitterness and chaos, the aftermath of the love method is reconciliation and creation of the beloved community. Physical force can repress, restrain, coerce, destroy, but it cannot create and organize anything permanent; only love can do that. Yes, love—which means understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill, even for one’s enemies—is the solution to the race problem.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957.