MLK Day of Learning


Saturday, January 19, 2019

8:30am – 1:00pm

City Mission Boston
185 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02121


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, please contact Peniey McClary at

Last year’s event


Saturday, January 14, 20179:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. United Parish in Brookline

This January, City Mission is proud to host “Courageous Conversations on Racism” as our Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning. This will be an intergenerational event that is designed to empower participants with the tools to have brave conversations around the issues of race. Dr. King knew that it took courage for people to engage in dialogue that identifies the conditions that separate people from one another, and to identify the conditions that build understanding and unity. We invite you to join us for this event.


Boston Trinity Academy, The Eliot Church of Newton UCC, Emmanuel Gospel Center, Unite Boston, United Church of Christ Massachusetts Conference, United Parish in Brookline, YWCA Boston