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Flag Wars Screening | April 24

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This is one story about a community in Columbus, Ohio, undergoing gentrification and the inevitable clashes between residents.

Free screening and discussion on identity, community and gentrification at the historical Tent City. While Urban Renewal threatened to displace neighborhood residents in the South End, Tent City was born from the pitched tents protests in 1968. Today gentrification remains a persistent threat to our neighborhoods. Come share your thoughts and ideas on how we can prevent displacement.


When: Friday, April 24th

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Tent City
130 Dartmouth Street, Boston




Bikes Not Bombs Film Screening | May 6

On Tuesday, May 6 Bikes Not Bombs will host a film screening. This event will take place at Bikes Not Bombs located at 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain from 6-8:30 pm. Bikes Not Bombs will show a new documentary titled “Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change”. This is a 30 minute film presentation that features the story of Wenzday Jane, the founder of Metro Pedal Power. Wenzday grew up in a low-income household and was able to harness her mechanical skills to build a successful business-- with priorities on social justice and community building.

After the film there will be a panel of three to four speakers focusing on the process of personal and professional development, and the hard and soft skills youth can develop to move onto jobs after high school. For more information about the event email Erica at

Can We Talk? The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis Jan. 24 & 31

What you think we should all know about the school desegregation crisis of the 1970s and its connection to today? The Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (a project of Union of Minority Neighborhoods) has partnered with Freedom House is going to hold a two part discussion entitled 'Can We Talk?: The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis.' On Tuesday, January 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. see a clip from the Boston Busing/ Desegregation Project's film "Can We Talk" (Directed by Scott Mercer) and discuss the film and the project.

On Tuesday, January 31st, a panel of community members will discuss and respond to issues raised at the first event. The event will be held at Freedom House, 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester. Come continue the conversation about the crisis of school desegregation in the 1970s and its impact today. This event will also be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please email umnunity [at] or call 617.522.3349.

Movies @ Adams Street Branch in December and January

Starting Monday December 5 and extending into January, the Adams Street Branch of the BPL will be hosting Monday Matinees - a chance to see great films for free - popcorn included! The theme is Food and Love - check out the lineup after the break. The Adams Street Branch is located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more information, call the branch at 617.436.6900.

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