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Neighborhood Matters: Creative placemaking in El Barrio: Egleston Square
March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for Neighborhood Matters: Creative placemaking in El Barrio: Egleston Square, a conversation with special guest Luis Edgardo Cotto, Executive Director Egleston Square Main Street. “that great neighborhood where JP and Roxbury shake hands"
Neighborhood Matters is a 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.
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.