Monday, Jan 16, 2017 11:00a -
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
838 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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In this time of renewed focus on the challenges of racism, sexism, xenophobia, fear, and threats of violence – and on action for peace, justice, and equality – please join us as we remember and celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
* 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM: Celebration of Dr. King's Life and Work for Peace, Justice, and Transformation • inside St. Peter's Episcopal Church • 838 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
* 12:45 to 1:45 PM: Lunch and Gathering at the Church • In the undercroft (basement) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church • 838 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
The City of Cambridge will honor and remember Dr. King and his legacy as we gather at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to hear members of the Cambridge community share readings of Dr. King’s words calling for peace, justice and transformation, as well as musical performances. We will also feature remarks by Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. Congresswoman Clark has been a vocal advocate for excellent schools, gun safety, and keeping our promises to our seniors and veterans. She has led efforts to end wage discrimination, protect women’s health care, and empower victims of domestic violence to escape abusive situations. Prior to her election to Congress, she served as a state senator, state representative and school committee member in Melrose, worked as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, and was chief of the Policy Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General.
In 1967, Martin Luther King described what he saw as the most serious challenge for our society. In his words, "We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." Fifty years later, the United States still faces these three existential challenges to our values as a nation.
In addition to the Peace Commission’s Commemoration and Remembrance at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, once again Many Helping Hands will sponsor volunteer activities for its Day of Service from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at City Hall, St. Peter’s, the YWCA, the Senior Center and other sites.
For directions to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, located at 838 Massachusetts Ave. at the corner of Sellers St. in Central Square, please, visit www.saintpeterscambridge.org
More information is available at www.cambridgema.gov/peace
or on Facebook at http://bit.ly/MLKDayCambridge2017