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Join us in honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this year's annual celebration!
The theme this year is "Service: A Path to Justice." Enjoy a light dinner and an inspiring program of personal reflections, music, a video tribute, special readings, and more.
Suffolk County District Attorney
Rachael Rollins is Suffolk County District Attorney.In winning November's election, she became the first woman in that role in Suffolk County and the first woman of color to be elected district attorney in Massachusetts.
Rachael has been a lawyer for more than 20 years. As a former state and federal prosecutor, she has handled cases involving civil rights violations, fraud, sexual predators, narcotics, violence and weapons.
She also clerked on the Massachusetts Appeals Court and served as general counsel of both the MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In those roles, she managed over 150 employees and was responsible for overseeing thousands of cases per year. She left to become the chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Rachael currently sits on Attorney General Maura Healey's Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity. She is a former Governor Deval Patrick appointee to the Judicial Nominating Commission, a past president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and was elected and served a three-year term on the Boston Bar Association Council.
Karilyn Crockett '91
MIT Lecturer, Public Policy & Planning;
Author, People Before Highways
Karilyn Crockett works at the nexus of education, economic development, and urban revitalization. She is currently a lecturer in public policy and planning at MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning. She recently concluded four years of service with the Mayor's Office of Economic Development as the director of economic policy and research and the director of small business development for the City of Boston.
Her research focuses on large-scale land use changes in 20th-century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty. Karilyn's new book People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making (UMASS Press, 2018) investigates a 1960s-era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the U.S. interstate highway system and the geographic and political changes in Boston that resulted.
Karilyn co-founded Multicultural Youth Tour of What's Now (MYTOWN), an award-winning, Boston-based, educational non-profit organization. MYTOWN hired public high school students to research their local and family histories to produce youth-led walking tours for sale to public audiences. During its nearly 15 years of operation, MYTOWN created jobs for more than 300 low- and moderate-income teenagers, who in turn led public walking tours for more than 14,000 visitors and residents. In a White House ceremony, the National Endowment for the Humanities cited MYTOWN as "one of ten best Youth Humanities Programs in America."
A 1991 Winsor graduate, Karilyn holds a Ph.D. from the American Studies program at Yale University, an M.S. in geography from the London School of Economics, and a master's of arts and religion from Yale Divinity School.
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