BHCC News for March, 2017
Exonerated Boxer Dewey Bozella Gets One More Shot
Wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years, boxer Dewey Bozella spoke on March 2, 2017, sharing his story of injustice and the perseverance, courage and faith that led to his long overdue exoneration. A featured event of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the presentation was part of an ongoing speaker series addressing urban policing in communities of color.
Exploring Race, Representation and Redefining Black Identity with Hakim Raquib
Boston-based photographer Hakim Raquib aims to negotiate current perspective on race and blackness. Hakim Raquib: Determined Blackness featured contemporary digital mixed-media works that explore historically-determined images of masculinity and social status. Presented as part of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the exhibition ran from February 6 – 28, 2017, at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.
Making HERstory with Kathy Najimy
Award-winning actress, comedian and activist Kathy Najimy spoke on March 9, 2017, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
Ed Davis on Community Policing at BHCC
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke on March 23, 2017, on the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America as part of BHCC’s Difficult Dialogues series.