History and Justice Lecture Series

• January 9, 6-8 pm: Slavery and Abolition in Roxbury and Beyond, featuring Rep. Byron Rushing of the Ninth Suffolk district of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

• February 13, 6-8 pm: Criminal Justice Reform, Then and Now: The Story of the Roxbury Defenders. Four attorneys who worked with the Roxbury Defenders to provide expert legal defense to the Roxbury Community share their experiences and comment on the evolution of the criminal justice system from the 1970s to today, featuring Honorable Leslie Harris, Associate Justice, Suffolk Juvenile Court (Roxbury) (retired), Honorable Geraldine Hines, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired); Honorable Roderick Ireland, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired); Honorable Milton Wright, First Justice, Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court (retired).

• March 13, 6-8 pm: 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.