Posted by: Giordana Mecagni
Spring 2016 Neighborhood Matters Film and lecture series announced!
Neighborhood Matters is a lunchtime series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library.
Redlining: stories from the The Boston TV News Digital Library: 1960-2000
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 12:00 pm Snell Library 90
In 1968, the city of Boston introduced an urban renewal initiative tht would diplace residents to create new urban spaces. La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria tells the history of Parcel 19, a plot in the South End. Gathering by the hundreds, Puerto Rican residents protested and won, creating an affordable housing community and social organization for residents.
Special Guest: Jovita Fontanez
Long time South End activist Jovita Fontanez helped found the South End Community Health Center and was the first Latina elected to the Electoral College of Massachusetts
A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 12:00 pm Snell Library 90
Free & Open to the Public. Lunch Served
One of the largest civic engineering projects in Boston’s history, the Big Dig uncovered gems illuminating the city’s archeological history. From cannon balls to chinaware, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts places each artifact found at the site in geographical and historical context, offering a new and enriching look at Boston.
Special Guest: Joe Bagley Author and City Archeologist
As the City of Boston’s Archeologist since 2011, Joe Bagley is responsible for the below-ground cultural resources in the city. He is also the Author of “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts”