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Posted on: December 27, 2016

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

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Please join together for Brookline's annual celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3pm Monday, January 16, 2017, at Coolidge Corner Theatre. Residents are also invited to be a part of this year's Brookline Day of Service Projects, a food drive and a book drive, both co-sponsored with Brookline PAX.


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 the 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 Massachusetts ACLU
  • Daniel O'Leary, Chief of the Brookline Police Department
  • Andrew Bott, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline


The program will also feature poetry and 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 online until 11 pm 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. Doors open at 2:30pm on the day of the event.


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


Sign language interpretation will be provided. The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.


Download the event flyer.

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