Neighborhood Matters: “La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria” (film)
In 1968, the city of Boston introduced an urban renewal initiative that would displace 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
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.
Snell Library 90
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115