Brookline Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK1Martin Luther King Day provides an opportunity for Brookline residents to remember a hero martyred in the effort to achieve equality in America. This year’s celebration is  at 3:00 pm Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Keynote speaker is Dr. Chad Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University.  Dr. Williams will ask us to think about how Dr. King’s words and actions can be applied to today’s troubling times.

The program also features the poet/performer Regie Gibson, Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling, Brookline High School slam poet Carolyn Parker-Fairbain,  and acapella group Testostatones.  To reserve a free ticket, visit BrooklineMLK.eventbrite.com  until Sunday, January 14. Remaining tickets will be available at the Theater box office on the day of the event.  Sign language interpretation will be provided and the theater is accessible to persons with disabilities. For further information, contact Caitlin Haynes:  chaynes@brooklinema.gov, 617-730-2345.

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