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Fall 2016 Reunion Speakers - Session 1
The Rev. Rahsaan Hall ’12, The Rev. Paul Langston-Daley ’97

Registration continues until midday Monday, Sept. 12, for the Andover Newton Fall Reunion, Sept. 22-24.

Believing that the true legacy of the Hill is less about place and more about people, the Reunion Committee has invited several alumni/ae or other ANTS-associated individuals to offer short reflections and dialogue on a topic of their interest and expertise on Friday. This is a great way to see how colleagues have lived out all they’ve learned!

Here are the speakers for session 1, 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Wilson Chapel:

The Rev. Rahsaan Hall, MDiv '12

Rahsaan Hall is the newly appointed Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. In this role Rahsaan will help develop an integrated advocacy approach to address racial justice issues. Through legislative advocacy, litigation and community engagement, the program will work on issues that deeply impact communities of color and historically disenfranchised communities.

Before joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Rahsaan was the Deputy Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, where his work included policy and legislative advocacy, community outreach, and maintaining a litigation caseload of voting rights, police misconduct, and public accommodations cases. Rahsaan headed up the Voting Rights Project, which included the coordination of the statewide election protection initiatives, voting rights litigation, and his prior involvement in community coalitions on redistricting after the last decennial census.

He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. A significant portion of his work in the DA’s office included his time in the Safe Neighborhood Initiative and Senior Trial Units, where he prosecuted drug, gang, and homicide cases.

In addition to leading the ACLU of Massachusetts’ Racial Justice Program, Hall is a member of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Diversity Task Force. He also serves on the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s board of directors, the Hyams Foundation’s board of trustees, and co-chairs the Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties section. He is also a member of the Massachusetts IOLTA Committee.

Rahsaan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A.), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.) and Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.). He is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Paul Langston-Daley (MDiv '97)

Paul Langston-Daley identifies, recruits, and engages congregations and other groups to deepen their justice and human rights work and involvement with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in a variety of ways. As UUSC’s senior program leader for justice building, Langston-Daley grows the capacity of UU congregations to pursue sustained, systemic social change work.

Before working at the UUSC, Langston-Daley served a number of UU congregations, large and small, in five states. He has been involved in community organizing for more than 15 years with the Industrial Areas Foundation and PICO National Network. He also served on the steering committee to found Communities Organized for Relational Power and Action in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Ordained in 1997, Langston-Daley is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and the International Institute for Restorative Practices. He is passionate about social justice and human rights, and he has been involved in LGBT rights, reproductive rights, immigration issues, restorative justice projects, and Black Lives Matter. Paul identifies as male and uses the pronouns he/him/his. He lives in New Bedford, Mass., with his wife and young adult son.

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