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The 2018 Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum presents

Breaking barriers to youth success

Join us for a conversation with UTEC as we honor them for their important work. UTEC works with young adults ages 17-25 from Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill who have histories of incarceration or serious criminal activity. Participants build core competencies through social enterprises, blended education, and intensive supports.

Sunday, September 16th at 4:30pm

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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 or organization to speak about their 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 Kiva.org, and James Yee, author of For God and Country. More