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Hosted by the YMCA of Central Florida, the Southwest Orlando Jaycees and the City of Orlando’s Martin Luther King Commission, the annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast commemorates the legacies of civil rights pioneers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy, Orlando’s first African American City Council Member. The 2020 keynote speaker will be David L. Brewer III, president & CEO, The Brewer Leadership Group, LLC. Widely known for his distinguished naval career and highly regarded position as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III leads by example as an advocate for education and empowerment of African Americans across the United States and Central Florida.
Held each year on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for nearly three decades, this prayer breakfast brings together more than 1,000 civic leaders, pastors and Central Florida neighbors in faith, prayer and the shared commitment to strengthen our community and improve lives.