Don’t miss the History and Justice Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society and the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.
First Church in Roxbury – 10 Putnam Street, Eliot Square,
Roxbury, MA 02119
Community dinner at 6 PM. Lecture at 6:30 PM.
Free and open to the public.
January 9, 2017 – Abolition and Slavery in Roxbury
With State Rep. Byron Rushing
Feb 13-The Roxbury Defenders
Learn the history of this group founded by attorneys in 1971 to defend people in Roxbury accused of crimes, and to provide legal advice to those who needed it.
Four former members of the Roxbury Defenders who later all became prominent judges will participate. The Honorable Leslie Harris, Associate Justice, Suffolk Juvenile Court (Roxbury) (retired),
the Honorable Geraldine Hines, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired), the Honorable Roderick Ireland, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired) and the Honorable Milton Wright, First Justice, Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court (retired)
March 13 – Stopping a Highway:
The story of how an unlikely multiracial coalition of urban and suburban residents, planners, and activists emerged to stop an interstate highway
Featuring Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, Small Business Development with the City of Boston