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Please join together for Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3 pm Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
The theme for this year’s event will be “Confronting Bias in Brookline.”
Rick Pinderhughes, Director of Programs at Vision, Inc., a non-profit training and consulting organization specializing in diversity and inclusion, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Pinderhughes will describe what implicit bias is and how it affects all of us, in our daily lives and in our institutions.
A panel discussion about what steps can and are being taken to confront bias in Brookline will follow. The panelists will be:
Rahsann Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program for the Massachusetts ACLU
Daniel O’Leary, Chief of the Brookline Police Department
Andrew Bott, Superintendent of Public Schools of Brookline
The program will also feature poetry and the inspirational words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This event is free but to guarantee a seat you must reserve a ticket beforehand.
Reserved tickets are available on this EventBrite webpage until Sunday, January 15. On the day of the event, Monday, January 16, any remaining tickets will be available only at the Coolidge Corner Theater box office when it opens.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited so come early. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.
Sign language interpretation will be provided. The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.
On MLK Day participate in one or both of our Brookline Day of Service Projects co-sponsored with Brookline PAX:
BROOKLINE FOOD PANTRY, food and personal care item drive.
The Brookline Food Pantry serves over 800 local families through its pantries at St. Paul's Church at Egmont Street.
We will be accepting non-perishable food items that have not passed their expiration date as well as personal care items, like toothpaste, tooth brushes, razors, soap, shampoo, etc.
Find out more at: brooklinefoodpantry.org.
Donations drop off location: the Arcade Building, 318 Harvard Street (across from the intersection of Babcock Street in Coolidge Corner), from 11 am to 2 pm.
MORE THAN WORDS BOOKSTORE AND CAFE, book, CD, DVD, and video game drive.
More Than Words is a non-profit that has served at-risk youth in the greater Boston area since 2004. With locations in South Boston and Waltham, they provide in-store job training in a challenging but supportive environment to young people who are out of school, homeless, in the foster care system, or in the criminal justice system.
We will be accepting books in good condition, both paperback and hardbound, CDs, DVDs, and video games in good condition, suitable for resale. If you need packing boxes, require assistance or have questions about the drive please contact Chobee Hoy at email@example.com.
Find out more about More Than Words at: mtwyouth.org.
Donation drop-off location: Brookline Booksmith, lower level, at 279 Harvard Street (Coolidge Corner), from 11 am to 2 pm.
Volunteers are needed for these service projects!
We will be running shifts from 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM and 12:30 till 2:30 PM. Please let us know what shift you prefer and contact us at:
Kea van der Ziel at firstname.lastname@example.org for the food pantry drive
Chobee Hoy at email@example.com for the book drive
If you are able to provide a ride for someone who needs transportation to the MLK event please contact: Rob Daves at 617-566-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK Day FAQs
Is this event suitable for children?
All ages are welcome although the keynote speech is geared towards adults.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is availble but limited in the Coolidge Corner area. Since MLK Day is a holiday, parking at meters is free. However, using public transporation is encouraged. The Coolidge Corner Theatre is one block north of the Coolidge Corner T-Stop on the Green Line (C). The #66 Bus stops on Harvard Street near the theater.
The food drive and the book drive are both a very short walking distance from the theater.
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call Rob Daves at 617-566-7334 or email email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes. After you register on this site you will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to print a paper ticket or download it to your smartphone. If you forget to bring it don't worry, we will have a list of preregistered attendees at the door.