Old Ship Meeting House
90 Main Street
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
"Black Lives Matter - to Everyone"
Black Lives Matter, Boston
Director, Racial Justice Program,
Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
"Let's Talk: Dealing with Conflict"
Aziz Abu Sarah
National Geographic Explorer
TED Fellow, author, peace activist
late May/early June TBA
The Power of Education for Girls
founder of a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan
Meeting House Forums
About the Meeting House Forums
Since it was built in 1681, the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham Square has served as a place for the entire community to debate pressing issues of the day. Generations have wrestled with questions that help determine who we are as Americans.
Meeting House Forums will connect to this tradition of thoughtful discussion and calls to action, by presenting stimulating programs on topics that engage our minds and hearts. Programs will vary in format, and each will be followed by a reception across the street in the Parish House for continued conversation and light refreshment.
For more information or to suggest a program, please contact Nina Price, Meeting House Forum Chair, here.
Meeting House Forums are sponsored by Friends of the Old Ship Meeting House, a 501c3 organization whose purpose is to preserve the Old Ship Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark, and connect it to the public, so that it continues to serve as an inspirational living legacy.
Let's Talk: Dealing with Conflict
Black Lives Matter Boston
Martin is an activist, organizer, and mental health counselor. Martin’s interests include alternative community structures, dismantling white supremacy, intersectional dialogue, and coalition building. Martin’s work includes being an organizer for Black Lives Matter Boston and hosting BLM Boston's radio show. He uses the radio show to uplift the importance of the Black Lives Matter platform through bringing on guest that highlight the intersectional narrative of black people in Boston and throughout the African diaspora.
Rahsaan Hall is the Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. In this role Rahsaan helps develop the ACLU of Massachusetts’ integrated advocacy approach to address racial justice issues. Through legislative advocacy, litigation and community engagement, the program works on issues that deeply impact communities of color and historically disenfranchised communities.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Massachu-setts, Rahsaan was the Deputy Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, where he headed up the Voting Rights Project. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. A significant portion of his work in the DA’s Office included his time in the Safe Neighborhood Initiative and Senior Trial Units where he prosecuted drug, gang and homicide cases. He is also an ordained reverend in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.