Event Series

Neighborhood Matters

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.

There are no upcoming events in this series.

past events

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Screening: Holding Ground

Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street (1996) Special Guest: John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, Boston The film tells
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Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Screening: Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston

Special Guest: Carmen Pola, Boston Politician and Community Activist The story of what happened to Mission Hill is the story
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Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Screening: Burning Greed

Burning Greed: Arson, Profit and Murder in the Fenway Special Guests: Producer Sonia Weinhaus, Live Lobster Group and Mel King, Civil
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Tue, Feb 17, 2015

A People’s History of the New Boston

Meet the author Jim Vrabel for a discussion about the community organizing that halted the construction of the proposed Southwest
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Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Neighbors: Conservation in a Changing Community

The film, Neighbors: Conservation in a Changing Community examines the challenges and opportunities of neighborhood revitalization through the stories of
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Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston’s Elevated Subway

Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston’s Elevated Subway, traces the fate of 100,000 tons of steel from the Boston
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Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood

Neighborhood Matters: Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood Special Guests: Maureen McNamara; Filmmaker Nancy Caruso, Community Activist and Co-founder of the
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Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The Struggle Over Parcel C

Neighborhood Matters: The Struggle Over Parcel C: How Boston’s Chinatown Won a Victory in the Fight Against Institutional Expansionism and
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Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Can We Talk? Learning from Boston’s Busing/Desegregation Project

Neighborhood Matters: Can We Talk? Learning from Boston’s Busing/ Desegregation Project Special Guests Donna Bivens, Director Boston Busing/Desegregation Project at
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Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Redlining: stories from the The Boston TV News Digital Library: 1960-2000

Neighborhood Matters: Redlining in Boston A sampling of TV news stories on Redlining, 1970-1990, from the Boston TV News Digital Library In
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Wed, Apr 06, 2016

La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria

Neighborhood Matters: “La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria” (film) In 1968, the city of Boston introduced an urban renewal
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016

A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

Neighborhood Matters: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts Special Guest: Joe Bagley Author and City Archeologist One of the
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Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Down the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing

Neighborhood Matters: Screening: Down the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing With special guest: Lydia Edwards, Deputy Director, Office of Housing
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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Screening:  Reel In the Closet

Neighborhood Matters Screening: Reel in the Closet  Reel In The Closet is the latest feature-length documentary that connects the viewers
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Screening: Destination East Boston

Neighborhood Matters Screening: Destination East Boston Join us for a lunchtime screening of Destination East Boston, a feature-length documentary that explores the community activism
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Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Neighborhood Matters: Creative placemaking in El Barrio: Egleston Sq.

Neighborhood Matters: Creative placemaking in El Barrio  Special Guest: Luis Edgardo Cotto Luis Edgardo Cotto will speak about the ways
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Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Neighborhood Matters: The Bay State Banner: Unity, Progress and 50 Years of Advocating Change

Neighborhood Matters: The Bay State Banner: Unity, Progress and 50 Years of Advocating Change Special Guests: Tracy Heather Strain, Professor of
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Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Neighborhood Matters: Native Boston

Neighborhood Matters: Native Boston Special Guests: Nicholas Brown, Associate Teaching Professor Northeastern School of Architecture  J. Cedric Woods, Ph.D, Director Institute for New
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