Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
City Mission's MLK Day of Learning
Saturday, January 19
City Mission Boston
185 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02121
Brookline Action Fair Inspo:Expo
Noon-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Kehillath Israel Synagogue, 384 Harvard St. This event will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day through action. Attendees meet Brookline neighbors, learn about their social action project and take part in hands-on activities for both youths and adults. For information or to volunteer: Deidre Waxman, 617-730-2767. Learn more.
Film Screening at Coolidge Corner Theatre
On Monday, Jan. 21, Brookline’s MLK Day Celebration Committee is presenting “On Race: Brookline Then and Now” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (free admission). Featuring “Brookline, Facing Civil Rights,” a documentary film conceptualized by the Committee and produced by R. Harvey Bravman, it highlights recollections of civil rights in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s by six Brookline residents. After the film there will be a discussion with Boston Globe Spotlight Editor Patricia Wen, who in 2018 oversaw a seven-part series on race issues in Boston.
The program also includes poetry, music and inspirational words of MLK and features poet/performer Regie Gibson and Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling."