A noted journalist, editor and publisher,
David Lawrence Jr. served as publisher of the Miami Herald for a decade before retiring in 1999 and became an advocate for early childhood development in Florida. He chairs The Children’s Movement of Florida. His memoir, A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child was published in 2018. His appearance is made possible by Take Stock in Children, the signature program of the Monroe County Education Foundation. Take Stock in Children will present each attendee with an autographed copy of A Dedicated Life.
Admission is free and seating begins at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with the program starting promptly at 6:00 p.m.