Actor & Activist Lamman Rucker to Host 2016 Miami Gardens Food & Wine Experience

August 22, 2016

Not limited to his acting credentials, Mr. Rucker is a passionate activist, and is a spokesperson for several charitable efforts and community action initiatives including American Heart Association, Art Creates Life, The Black AIDS Institute, BMe, The Magic Johnson Foundation. Rucker also has his own nonprofit, The Black Gents, an all-male ensemble of actors driven to resurrect the positive images of black young men through thought-provoking high quality entertainment, youth empowerment initiatives and community service. He is also an active ambassador for several other organizations leading the way in the uplifting of communities.

ruckerWith a Master’s in Education and as a former high school teacher, Rucker continues to use his teaching gift on the international speaking platform and in educational capacities such as youth empowerment, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, the arts and financial literacy. He has contributed to several “edu-tainment” initiatives that empower and inspire while educating and has recently contributed to the best-selling book “REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Learning, and Succeeding”.

In 2015, Councilwoman Davis executed the first ever Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience with style and class with host Actor Omari Hardwick. The star-studded legacy continues with the inclusion of Rucker as this year’s host.

Currently, Rucker plays ‘Jacob Greenleaf’ on Oprah Winfrey Networks (OWN) hit dramatic series ‘Greenleaf’ and kicked off Miami Gardens Wine & Food Season this past June with a live appearance for the series premier at Signature Cigars and Lounge.

November 12, 2016, Lamman Rucker returns to join Councilwoman Davis for Miami Garden’s most elegant night.

All tickets are VIP, $100 with a ‘25Off’ promo code at Eventbrite, and include unlimited ‘sip and

savor’ moments amongst Celebrity Chefs and Sommeliers.


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