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“The Journey to Social Justice-Then and Now” with Mimi Jones

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Mimi Jones will share her perspective and personal experience in the Movement for social justice as a youth in Southwest Georgia
in the 60's and current day engagement.

Long time Roxbury resident and community activist, Mimi Jones, was on the front line as a “foot soldier” in the Civil Rights Movement as a youth in her native Albany (Southwest), Georgia.  As a teenager during the height of the Movement in the 1960’s, she pursued and engaged in direct action to confront and challenge racism, segregation and discrimination with extraordinary valor and unwavering commitment.

She was involved in a myriad of grassroots organizing and social and political change campaigns waged by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In many instances, her youthful engagement resulted in being jailed with extreme charges such as trespassing with malice, breaking of the peace, and conspiracy. This engagement has helped to inform and form the tapestry of her lifelong commitment to racial and social justice.

Music by Cindy & Jimmy Mapes

Join us for lunch after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. 
Wheelchair accessible. CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops.
On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.

Community Church of Boston is located in Copley Sq., 565 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116.
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