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Restorative Justice for Lynching: a daughter’s story and community healing

November 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2018
1:30 -3:30 pm
Church of Our Saviour
21 Marathon Street, Arlington

Germany, South Africa and other countries affected by racial and ethnic violence have faced their past and promoted healing by establishing strategies for truth and reconciliation. How could the United States work to repair damage done by our own troubled racial history?

Join Reverend Marta Morris Flanagan as she facilitates a discussion about these issues with Josephine Bolling McCall, whose father was lynched in Lowndes County Alabama in 1947, and Rose Zoltek-Jick, professor and Associate Director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law.

Ms. McCall will share her experience of the lynching and its aftermath, when her family was forced to flee Lowndes County. For a preview of her thoughts, see this PBS News Hour video.

Professor Zoltek-Jick will describe efforts to foster healing in communities, including the development of an archive of incidents of racial terror that were never pursued by authorities. Follow this link to learn more about the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.

The program is co-sponsored by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington and the Church of Our Saviour. Questions? racialjustice@firstparish.info


November 4, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Church of Our Saviour
21 Marathon Street
Arlington, MA 02726 United States
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