‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ Reading, Community Discussion Hosted by EG Multicultural Committee

The City of Elk Grove’s Multicultural Committee will commemorate the 50 th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingha...

The City of Elk Grove’s Multicultural Committee will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail on Tuesday, April 16.

The influential essay articulates the principle that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and is a powerful reminder of how the struggle for civil rights had its start. 

Dr. Bernice Bass de Martinez
Multicultural Committee member and CSUS Foreign Languages Department Chair Dr. Bernice Bass de Martinez will read King’s letter, explain the significance, and facilitate a community discussion.  Copies of the Letter from Birmingham Jail will be available at the meeting.  The Letter from Birmingham Jail is also available on the Multicultural Committee’s web page.

A discussion will be on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. at the Multicultural Committee meeting in the Council Chambers at 8400 Laguna Palms Way.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. 

For more information contact Christine Brainerd at 916-478-3632 or cbrainerd@elkgrovecity.org.  


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