advocate and author Margaret Regan

The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
2013 Speaker

Margaret Regan

Journalist and Author

Saturday, September 21st, 7pm – 9pm

For years, journalist Margaret Regan has documented the economic, political, and historical factors that have contributed to the human tragedies at our shared border with Mexico. Having witnessed the many sides of human migration through the Arizona-Sonora borderlands, Regan describes the issues of Mexican immigration to the United States with sensitivity and fairness.

In The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, Regan puts a human face on the tragedy of migrant deaths in the Arizona wilderness. The book was named a Southwest Book of the Year in 2010 and a Common Read for the national Unitarian Universalist Church.

The mission of the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum is to promote peace and justice among all people and to demonstrate the power of an individual to make a positive difference in the world. Held annually in September, the Forum invites a distinguished individual to speak about his or her work and vision. In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11, the Forum inaugurated the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Award to honor our distinguished speaker’s work and commend the speaker’s contributions to a more peaceful and just world. More
The Forum honors the memory of Al Filipov, a beloved member of Trinitarian Congregational Church of Concord Massachusetts, who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. An engineer by training, Al was a husband and father, a human rights activist, painter, inventor, and raconteur. He sought out the best in people and cared passionately about the world in its beauty and pain. He earnestly believed in the power of an individual to make a difference in the world. More
Beginning in September, 2002, and annually thereafter, the Forum has sponsored speakers and related events to advance its mission of peace and justice. Past speakers have included author and journalist John Hockenberry; The Rev. Dr. James Forbes, founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundations; Rye Barcott, co-founder of Carolina for Kibera, Jessica Jackley, co-founder of, and James Yee, author of For God and Country. More