Watch our annual meeting below!
About the speakers:
Byron Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018, where his priorities were on human and civil rights, and the development of democracy; local human, economic, and housing development; and housing and health care for all. During 1972 to 1985, he was President of the Museum of Afro-American History, when Museum purchased and began the restoration of the African Meeting House, the oldest extant black church building in the United States. In 1979, Byron oversaw the lobbying effort in Congress to establish the Boston African American National Historical Site, a component of the National Park Service. While in the Legislature he successfully supported the creation of the Roxbury Heritage State Park. He is President of the Roxbury Historical Society.
Attorney Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. has been practicing law for nearly 45 years during which time he has developed expertise in numerous areas of the law, including corporate, employment and labor, real estate, contract, licensing and zoning, and probate. Presently, he is the court-appointed Receiver for Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, and president of Feaster Enterprises, a strategic planning, organizational development, and community outreach consulting firm.