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Please join together for Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 4 pm Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Northeastern University Law Professor Susan Maze-Rothstein will be featured as this year's keynote speaker and Brookline High School students will lead us in songs that evoke the values of the Civil Rights Movement. Also, the MLK Committee encourages you to participate in two Brookline Day of Service Projects held on MLK Day-- a food drive and a book drive, both co-sponsored with Brookline PAX (see below).
Professor Maze-Rothstein attended Devotion Elementary and Brookline High and spent most of her life as a resident of Brookline. She is director of the Legal Skills in Social Context Social Justice Program at Northeastern University School of Law and board president of Our Restorative Justice, a juvenile court diversion program.
From her experience as a legal scholar and a Brookline resident, Professor Maze-Rothstein will focus on the deeply ingrained but mostly invisible ways that racism affects all of us. She will challenge the audience to change our institutionalized concepts of justice and equality.
As a preview of the ideas underlying her presentation, Professor Maze-Rothstein has posted two papers, "White By Law" and "White Fragility," as recommended reading on the Town of Brookline MLK webpage.
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 17. On the day of the event, Monday, January 18, 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 3:30 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.
A FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Brookline Food Pantry will be held at 1-3 pm at the Arcade Building at 318 Harvard Street.
A BOOK DRIVE to benefit More Than Words, a non-profit that collects used books to sell through their bookstores to give at-risk young people real-world work experience, will be held 1-3 pm in the basement of the Brookline Booksmith at 279 Harvard Street.
Both donations AND voluteers for both drives are needed. For more information about what to donate and how to become a volunteer to assist with the collection of needed items please click here.
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 we will have a list of preregistered attendees at the door.