April 10, 2018 - Racism: An Ongoing Dilemma
A Symposium with Journalists from The Boston Globe Spotlight Team
On April 10, 2018, nearly 200 people attended A Faith That Does Justice’s Community Meeting which welcomed a panel of journalists from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. In a 7-part series, the Spotlight Team took on the dilemma of Racism, looking into how much the city of Boston’s national reputation as a place that’s unwelcoming to blacks is based on current reality.
A Faith That Does Justice was joined by three key members of the Spotlight Team: Akilah Johnson, a significant contributor to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; Lizbeth Kowalczyk, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and a finalist for the Scripps Howard award for investigative reporting in 2015; and, Patricia Wen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and editor of the Spotlight Team since 2017. Reverend Rahsaan D. Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, moderated. He is an ordained reverend in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Rev. Rahsaan Hall