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.

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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