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Neighborhood Matters: Roxbury Defenders

The Roxbury Defenders Committee was founded in 1971 by Black attorneys in Boston who wanted to provide legal services to Roxbury residents who were not adequately represented. In February of 2018, the Roxbury Historical Society convened a panel of past and present members of the Roxbury Defenders to share their experiences and reflect on criminal justice. As a part of Neighborhood Matters’ goal to bridge campus and community activities members of the panel will reconvene again in a moderated session to discuss the Roxbury Defenders Committee on Northeastern’s Campus at Snell Library.


We are honored to welcome these panelists: Professor Margaret Burnham, Honorable Leslie Harris, Honorable Geraldine Hines, Honorable Roderick Ireland, Honorable Milton Wright, Yolanda Acevedo (Attorney in Charge of the Roxbury Defenders)


Free and open to the public, lunch will be served.


Co-sponsored by Northeastern City and Community Affairs, Northeastern Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and the Roxbury Historical Society.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Snell Library 90, Room 90
360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, Boston

Event Type

Panel/Roundtable Discussion





Sponsoring Organization

Northeastern University Library, City and Community Affairs, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

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