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Neighborhood Matters: La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria

Date/time: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90 Snell Library
Type: 
other

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.

A film screening.

Our special guest, 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.

This event is free and open to the public.