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Housing as History: Columbia Point and Commonwealth

In 1979, after touring public housing sites with deplorable conditions, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Paul Garrity ordered the Boston Housing Authority into receivership. Lewis H. (Harry) Spence was appointed as receiver. As Spence oversaw a massive redevelopment of the fourth largest housing authority in America, two very different housing models emerged: Columbia Point in Dorchester […]

Legacies of 1619: Citizenship and Belonging

For 400 years, Africans and African Americans carved out a distinctive culture for themselves even as they sought equal rights in American society. This program will consider how African Americans struggled to gain equal access to political and social rights, all the while making the American experience their own. Speakers include: Manisha Sinha, University of […]

Legacies of 1619: Afro-Native Connections

Even before the arrival of enslaved Africans, Native Americans were forced into bondage and transported far from their homes in North America. Even as the Native populations were decimated and displaced, the communities that survived remained a refuge for African Americans. These distinct communities forged familial, social, and cultural bonds with each other over time. […]

Legacies of 1619: Recognition & Resilience

The institution of slavery in English North America began in 1619 with the arrival of roughly 20 Africans in the settlement of Jamestown. What has followed has been 400 years of exploitation and discrimination in many different forms. However, telling this story is not complete without an exploration of how African American communities have created […]

Upgrade My Life Boston

Reach your personal and professional goals with Dr. Allana Da Graca this summer! This free event will help you Create realistic goals Kickstart a new Business Create an Action Plan to reach new milestones Enroll here

5th Annual National Urban BASEball Classic in Boston Kick Off Event

5th Annual National Urban BASEball Classic in Boston Kicks-off with Lewis Family Foundation Building Naming & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Officially Opening The BASE National Headquarters in Roxbury, MA   Athletics meet academics during urban baseball and softball tournaments, MIT Science of Baseball Talk, College & Career Fair, and more   Boston, MA, July 18, 2019 […]

Celebrate Mandela Day 2019 at the Massachusetts State House

Honoring Madiba’s commitment to social justice and his lifetime of service to others. Please join Bridgewater State University and South Africa Partners in partnership with Senator Jason Lewis in honoring Nelson Mandela’s birthday and welcoming this year’s Young African Leadership Fellows to Massachusetts. Speakers Include: Senator Jason Lewis Representative Nika Elugardo Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, Executive […]

Infocus Camera Club Exhibit – Opening Reception for Annual Photo Show

OPENING RECEPTION INFOCUS CAMERA CLUB PHOTO SHOW JUNE 28, 2019 Friday 7PM-9PM Presented by Coffee Hour Series, please join us at JP Licks, One Brigham Circle, Roxbury and, Solid Ground Cafe, 742 Huntington Avenue, Roxbury.  With photos by Christopher Lovett, Doina Iliescu, Dragan Grujic, Kay Mathew and Dan Vlahos. Photo show runs from June 19 […]

“Boston As I See It” with Sarah-Ann Shaw

In 1968 Sarah-Ann Shaw made her first television appearance on Say Brother (now known as Basic Black), a public affairs broadcast by Ray Richardson. After numerous appearances on the show, she was hired the following year by WBZ-TV as Boston’s first female African American reporter. A community activist for most of her life, Shaw worked on stories which […]

Intersectionality with Ericka Hart: A Crash Course

Over the last 25 years, intersectionality has emerged as an analytic and organizing tool embraced by grassroots activists to forge social change. With increased mainstream popularity of the term, intersectionality has often been reduced to the seminal buzzword of our time. What is “Intersectionality”? What does it mean to be “Intersectional”? The Boston Women’s Fund […]

Assisted Living Informational Meeting

Discover Affordable Living Care in Andover Applications available NOW through 5PM, October 30th by calling 857.325.3703/RELAY 711 Limited apartments available. Applicants will be selected for residency by lottery. INFORMATIONAL MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH | 6pm Bridges by EPOCH at Andover