Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street (1996)


Tue, Oct 28, 2014
12:30 pm
Snell Library 90


Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street (1996)

Special Guest: John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, Boston

The film tells a story of hope and activism in the face of overwhelming obstacles. In the aftermath of decades of disinvestment by government, banks, and industry, the residents of an ethnically diverse Boston neighborhood joined together to rebuild their community. In this one-hour documentary, residents and other participants tell how the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) turned a community around through grassroots organizing and planning.

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.

Lunch will be served.

Partner: Northeastern Center for the Arts, Archives and Special Collections, Northeastern Libraries

Part of the Neighborhood Matters Screening Series

Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street (1996) Trailer

John Barros

John Barros was raised in the Dudley Street neighborhood in Roxbury. At age 17, he was the first teenager elected to the board of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). After attending Dartmouth College and working for the Chubb Group of Insurance companies in Manhattan, Barros returned to become the organization’s Executive Director in 2000. In February 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh named Barros Chief of Economic Development.


Snell Library 90

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115