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JM Family Enterprises presents, Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at the annual YMCA MLK Inspirational Breakfast

Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young

JM Family Enterprises presents, Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at the annual YMCA MLK Inspirational Breakfast

By Tongelia Milton

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The YMCA of Broward County will welcome nationally acclaimed Ambassador Andrew Young on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, to commemorate the local work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the 10th annual breakfast at the First Baptist Church, 301 S. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Young will share his insights on how he confronted segregation with Dr. King and galvanized a movement that transformed a nation through non-violence. Young was a key strategist and negotiator during the Civil Rights Campaigns in Birmingham and Selma that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

     Thanks to JM Family Enterprises, Inc., the Y will bring more than 500 community and business leaders together to promote the YMCA cause of fostering unity and equality in people of all faiths and backgrounds. The YMCA of Broward County has been hosting the annual MLK breakfast consistently for a decade in order to pay tribute to a man who was, and will continue to be, a symbol of what the Y stands for.

     “We feel that Dr. Martin

Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to pay tribute and bring people together in unity and equality for our community. Every day at the YMCA our cause is to foster leadership, civic engagement and community service through our members, volunteers and staff,” said Sheryl A. Woods, President/CEO of the YMCA of Broward County. “We are especially honored this year to welcome Ambassador Andrew Young to Broward County as our distinguished guest.”

Visit www.ymcabroward.org for additional information.  For table sponsorship contact Bill Buchanan at (754) 551-7174 or bbuchanan@ymcabroward.org

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