MLK Day Celebration at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday

MLK_letter_size_Jan2015_for_webPlease join in for Brookline’s celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday Jan. 19th at 4 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

The Brookline MLK Celebration Committee has partnered with Brookline’s public access television station, Brookline Interactive Group, to create a documentary currently titled “Conversations on Race in Brookline”.  An excerpt from the film-in-progress will debut at the Coolidge Corner Theater on Monday.

Among his many other achievements, former Congressman Barney Frank was part of Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964.   He traveled to Jackson, MI where he joined hundreds of northern white college students to train in the techniques of nonviolent direct action in order to register thousands of new black voters.  Mr. Frank is expected to speak about this experience, which informed his later efforts to achieve civil rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

Please come early to ensure you are admitted, as seating is limited.  The Coolidge Corner Theater box office will distribute free tickets starting at 12:00 noon on Monday.  Seating will begin at 3:30 PM.   Sign language interpretation will be provided.  The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.