The Fight for the Washington St Corridor: Movie Night and Update

When:
July 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-07-28T19:30:00+00:00
2017-07-28T21:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Space
128 Brookside Ave
Jamaica Plain
MA 02130
Contact:
SURJ Boston - Showing Up for Racial Justice

Residents and community groups in the Washington St Corridor in JP / Rox are fighting back against displacement on many fronts – come and and hear updates and how you can support the fight for real affordable housing and racial justice.

Join us to watch a movie together, be in community and hear updates about the organizing in the Washington St Corridor in JP / Rox.

We’ll hear updates from Keep it 💯% for Real Affordable Housing and Racial Justice (Keep It 100% for Egleston) and more!

We’ll be watching “Holding Ground”

“Holding Ground is at once a cautionary tale of urban policies gone wrong and a message of hope for all American cities. In 1985, African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, and European-American residents in Roxbury, MA united to revitalize their community. The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative went on to gain national recognition as residents fought to close down illegal dumps, gain unprecedented control of land from City Hall and create a comprehensive plan to rebuild the fabric of their community. Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this moving documentary shows how a Boston neighborhood was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change.”

Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/9uPzl_RZpqA

ACCESSIBILITY: The front entrance requires getting over a curb that is about 6 inches high. If you have accessibility needs or questions please contact: Thea, theamearenpatterson[at]gmail.com