Church Of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Presentation on Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Come hear a talk by Josephine Bolling McCall, founder of the Bolling Foundation, and Rose Zoltek-Jick, a professor at the Northeastern Law School Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, on Sun., Nov. 4., from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Jo McCall founded the Bolling Foundation, based in Lowndes County, Alabama, in honor of her father, Elmore Bolling, who was lynched in 1947 because, as the NAACP determined at the time, “he was too prosperous to be a Negro.” The foundation’s mission is to honor and memorialize victims of racial violence and provide education and support for Black Belt communities.

Jo will share her personal story, and Rose will talk about the larger picture of solving cold cases of lynching and promoting community reconciliation. They will also talk about what the Bolling Foundation is doing to prepare Lowdnes County to claim the marker for their county that is currently at the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

This racial justice event cosponsored by Church of Our Saviour and First Parish UU of Arlington is not a fundraiser, but voluntary donations to support the Bolling Foundation’s work will be accepted.