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Posted on: January 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Keeping the Promise: Brookline's Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Please join together for Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 4pm Monday, January 18, 2016, at Coolidge Corner Theatre. Residents are also invited to be a part of this year's Brookline Day of Service Projects.

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.

This event is free but to guarantee a seat you must reserve a ticket beforehand.

Reserved tickets are available online until 11 pm 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.

If you are unable to get online please contact Rob Daves at 617-566-7334 or [email protected] for tickets.

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.

A shuttle bus for senior citizens, graciously provided by Center Communities of Brookline (Hebrew Senior Life), will provide service to and from the Coolidge Corner Theatre from the following locations:

Three Center Community locations: 110 Center Street, 112 Center Street and 1550 Beacon Street


The Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

To use the shuttle, sign up at Center Communities or at the Brookline Senior Center.

Download the event flyer.

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