LIU Brooklyn Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with Special Public Event on Jan. 21
Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. – LIU Brooklyn will commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, at 11 a.m. The program will include a screening of "We Shall Not Be Moved: Downstate '63," a short film created by LIU English Professor Deborah Mutnick about the civil rights protests at Brooklyn's Downstate Medical Center in the summer of 1963.
Jitu Weusi, Yvonne Harmon, Rioghan Kirchner and Lawrence Cumberbatch, former members of Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and participants in the civil rights protests, will be the guest speakers.
Following the program, LIU students and volunteers will go to different locations throughout the borough for an afternoon of service, distributing free books and reading books about the civil rights movement to children.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Health Sciences Building, Room 107, at LIU Brooklyn, located on Flatbush Avenue and DeKalb Avenue. To RSVP, email email@example.com or contact (718) 488-1014.
The program is sponsored in part by the Office of the Provost, the McGrath Fund and Jumpstart. "We Shall Not Be Moved: Downstate '63" and a related mobile app are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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