Sam Pollards documentary MLK/FBI, which chronicles the Federal Bureau of Investigations harassment of the civil rights leader, screens at the online New York Social Justice Film Festival on Thursday, January 14, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
Sam Pollard's documentary MLK/FBI, which chronicles the Federal Bureau of Investigation's harassment of the civil rights leader, screens at the online New York Social Justice Film Festival on Thursday, January 14, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. IFC Films

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (Mon Jan 18) comes just two days before the inauguration and amidst strong political divides, giving this year's celebration of the civil rights leader a special kind of weight. While things are different this year with COVID restrictions in place, there are plenty of plague-avoidant ways to honor MLK's legacy throughout the long weekend (and beyond). See all the options for Portland (like the Reclaim MLK march in Peninsula Park) and nationwide (like a screening of MLK/FBI at the NY Social Justice Film Festival) below, and check out our complete MLK Day, resistance, and BIPOC-focused events calendars for even more options. 

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. King Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join Mt. Hood Community College in taking a close look at MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," an open letter he wrote in 1963 after he was arrested for protesting segregation and violence against Black Americans in Alabama.

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