Down the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing
Down the Project: The Crisis of Public HousingTue, Oct 18, 2016 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Snell Library 90
Join us for a conversation following the film with special guest Lydia Edwards, Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability, City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development
Prior to being named Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability in 2016, Lydia Edwards was the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellow, working on issues of trafficking/ Salvery, and Domestic Workers rights. She helped advocate for the state’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that passed in 2015. Edwards received her law degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and later earned a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University. And she speaks not only Portuguese and Spanish, the languages of some of the largest immigrant groups in Massachusetts, but also German.
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.
Snell Library 90
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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