City Mission Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning
Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30am – 3:00pm
United Parish in Brookline
210 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE POOR PEOPLE’S MARCH
In his last Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated:
“We are coming to Washington in a poor people’s campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses…We are coming to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty…We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that is signed years ago. And we are coming to engage in dramatic nonviolent action, to call attention to the gulf between promise and fulfillment; to make the invisible visible.”
Fifty years ago, Dr. King announced the Poor People’s Campaign. Although launched in 1968, this movement continues to be relevant today. Join City Mission for our annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning, where we will continue this important work. The US Census reflects the huge disparities in Boston, where the poverty rate for white residents is just under 7%, and for Black residents is 21.5%.
The event will include guest speakers and facilitated small group discussion to help us learn from, and build community, with each other.
For more information, contact Katie Omberg at 617-742-6830 ext. 200, or by email, Komberg@citymissionboston.org
Early Bird Special: $30 (Adults) through November 20, 2017
Regular Price: $40 (Adults), $10 (Children, 7-18), $70 (Family, Max- 2 adults/2 children)
To register, please visit www.citymissionboston.org/MLKDay2018
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