Rev June Cooper, City Mission

The 2020 Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum presents

Reverend June R. Cooper
Good Troublemakers Needed:
If not you, who? If not now, when?

Join us as we honor the Reverend June R. Cooper for her lifelong work for social justice. Reverend Cooper is Executive Director of City Mission in Boston the oldest multi-service agency in New England and the second oldest in the United States. City Mission has served the educational, economic, and social needs of impoverished area residents since 1816. Before coming to City Mission, June managed Boston’s federal Healthy Start program, a $100m initiative that has been credited with significantly decreasing the infant mortality rate in Boston in the late 1990s. She earned a B.A. from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a Masters of Social Planning from Boston College School of Social Work, and a Masters in Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. She is an ordained American Baptist minister with dual standing in the United Church of Christ. June embodies the mission of the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum and values the promise of what can be accomplished by mobilizing people of goodwill to overcome injustice.

Following the reflections of Reverend Cooper, there will be a question and answer period. Questions may be submitted at any time during the presentation using the chat option. The moderator will review and present the questions live to Reverend Cooper for her consideration as time permits.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 pm


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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 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 Michael Murphy, author of Design That Heals and founding director of MASS Design Group; 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