'Exonerating Ethel' with Jennifer Meeropol

On Sunday, June 6 at 11AM EDT, RFC Executive Director Jenn Meeropol will give a virtual, live talk, "Exonerating Ethel," hosted by the Community Church of Boston. She'll discuss the successes and lessons learned from the 2016 campaign to exonerate her grandmother, Ethel Rosenberg.

In 1951, at the height of the McCarthy era, Ethel was convicted of “conspiracy to commit espionage” alongside her husband Julius in a trial that would come to symbolize “Red Scare” hysteria and the U.S.’s willingness to commit injustices in the name of national security. As we mark the 70th anniversary of their conviction, Jenn will share what comes next for the exonerate campaign, including the exciting possibility of a relaunch effort in the months to come, and why it still matters today. This presentation is free and open to the public.

*Note: This event has passed. View a recording on the livestream event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI0Rj_rvabY&t=2s