Join the Metro Boston and Northeast Associations for their Fall Meeting on November 17th at First Winchester (21 Church St.)
The Metropolitan Boston and Northeast Associations will co-sponsor a joint gathering on
November 17th with MBA Association Business at 3:00 p.m. and joint programming beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The Fall Meeting will feature a presentation about Remembering Slavery's Living Legacy by the Rev. Dan Smith, Senior Minister at First Church in Cambridge.
This presentation will share the story of how First Church has begun to wrestle with its history of complicity in the living legacy of slavery. After a careful review of their membership roles, the church discovered that there were over 40 names of enslaved persons on their membership rolls. In 2018, the church embarked on a project called "Remembrance and Reparations." The church is now working to create some public remembrance of its slaveholding history, one that has lasting social impact on racial inequities that continue to exist.