2019 Town of Brookline MLK Day Celebration

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Mon, Jan 21 - 16:00

290 Harvard St

Brookline, Norfolk County

Art and Culture


Please join together for Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3 pm Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

The theme for this year’s event is “Reflections on Race - Brookline Then and Now”.
This year's program will feature Brookline: Facing Civil Rights, a documentary film conceptualized by the MLK Jr. Celebration Committee and Produced by R. Harvey Bravman.  The documentary highlights recollections of Civil Rights in the 50s, 60s and 70s by six Brookline residents.  After the film, there will be a discussion with Boston Globe Spotlight Editor, Patricia Wen.  In 2018, Patricia oversaw a seven-part series on race issues in Boston. 
The program includes poetry, music and the inspirational words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Also featuring: poet/performer Regie Gibson and Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling.
This event is free but to guarantee a seat you must reserve a ticket beforehand.

Reserved tickets are available on EventBrite until Friday, January 18th.
In addition to reserved tickets some more have set aside for those unaware of, or unable to, access this online ticketing procedure.Remaining seats will be filled on a first come basis at the Coolidge Corner Theatre just before showtime.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, so come early. Doors will open at 2:30 pm. 
Sign language interpretation will be provided.  Other reasonable accomodations are avaialble upon request - please contact Caitlin (Haynes) Starr at chaynes@brooklinema.gov or at 617-730-2345.  
The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.

On MLK Day, participate in one of our Brookline Day of Service Projects:
BROOKLINE FOOD PANTRY, food and personal care item drive.
The Brookline Food Pantry serves over 920 local families through two pantries at St. Paul's Church and 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: Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street  from 12pm 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 homeahoy@chobeehoy.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.
INSPO:EXPO - 2nd Annual Brookline Action Fair
Commemerate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through action. Meet your Brookline neighbors, learn about thier social action projects, and take part in fun, hands on activities for both kids and adults. 
Located at Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street from 12PM to 3PM.
If you would like to volunteer to provide a ride for someone who needs transportation to the MLK event, please contact: Caitlin (Haynes) Starr at 617-730-2345 or chaynes@brooklinema.gov or Rob Daves at 617-566-7334 or robdaves@rcn.com.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes (however, if you forget to bring it don't worry, we will have a list of preregistered attendees at the door). 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.
Is this event suitable for children?
All ages are welcome although the program content 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 short walk from the theater.
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call Caitlin (Haynes) Starr at 617-730-2345 or chaynes@brooklinema.gov

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