La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria

Conversation, Lecture, Meet The Author

La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 12:00 pm Snell Library 90 Free & Open to the Public
Conversation, Lecture, Meet The Author Wed, Apr 06, 2016
12:00 pm Snell Library 90 Free & Open to the Public

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.

Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries
The Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice; preserving the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil & political rights, immigrants rights, homelessness and urban and environmental justice. They focus on the history of Boston’s African American, Asian American, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.

The primary source materials they collect and make available are used by the community members, students, faculty, scholars, journalists, and others from across the world as evidence on which histories are built. An understanding of the past can help inspire the next generation of of leaders to fight for economic, political, and social rights.

Location

Snell Library 90

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115