Church Of Our Saviour

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

Restorative Justice for Lynching: A Daughter’s Story and Community Healing

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 might the United States work to repair damage done by our own troubled racial history?

On Sun., Nov. 4, 1:30-3:30p.m., Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan, minister of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, will facilitate a discussion between 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, about these issues.

– Ms. McCall will share her experience of the lynching and its aftermath, when her family was forced to flee Lowndes County.

– Professor Zolteck-Jick will describe efforts to foster healing in communities, including the developing an archive of incidents of racial terror that were never pursued by authorities.

All are welcome!

This free program is cosponsored by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington and the Church of Our Saviour.  Questions? Please e-mail