Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres is inviting the Tucson community to join him over this weekend, to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by virtually attending the 32nd annual Pueblo Gardens MLK Breakfast.

This Breakfast has served as a fundraiser, traditionally held at the Boys and Girls Club, for the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association non-profit serving the youth of the 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  premiering at 9 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Jan.15. Community members will be able to stream the event at any time that is convenient for them after the premier concludes. To get to the City of Tucson YouTube page go to www.YouTube.com and then type “City of Tucson” in the search bar.

"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." stated Council Member Richard Fimbres. "In the 31 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.

Thank you to the businesses and individuals who have contributed to the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood MLK Scholarship fund this year. Information on how to contribute will be shared during the event.

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.