Michael Murphy Architecture built to heal

The 2017 Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum

Michael Murphy, Design That Heals

Building better buildings. Investing in people that build them.

Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm - 9pm

Michael Murphy is the co-founder and executive director of MASS Design Group (MASS), whose mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. MASS collaborates with communities to design buildings that serve and improve people's lives in measurable ways, advocates to advance a movement that demands more from architecture, does research to investigate how architecture affects lives, and promotes local training to empower emerging leaders with our methodology.

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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 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