The Stable Ground Project will host a Block Party at:
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119
on the 2nd Floor on .July 21st from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Block Party will feature a performance of Invisible: Imprints of Racism by Anna Myer & Dancers / beheard.world in conjunction with Trend Stream and Dudley Square’s Inner Sanctum. The City of Boston’s Office of Housing Stability will be on hand to inform residents about their programs and services.
The event is free and open to the public, with the following scheduled activities:
2:30 p.m. Community Speakers
3:00 p.m. Inner City Sanctuary for the Arts invites the public to hold hands to encircle Dudley Square’s Inner Sanctum
3:30 p.m. Open Mic
4:30 p.m. Barbeque Cook Out
5:00 p.m. Performance: Invisible: Imprints of Racism
Stable Ground is an effort to address the complex relationship among chronic housing insecurity, its psychologically traumatic impact, and municipal housing policy through participatory community-based art and culture programming that is structured to inform the work of the City of Boston’s Office of Housing Stability. Stable Ground is funded by a generous grant from The Kresge Foundation. To learn more about Stable Ground, visit www.stablegroundboston.org.
To learn more about Invisible: Imprints of Racism, visit
Questions about the July 21st event should be directed to Dan Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorchester Not for Sale Community Dinner & Forum
June 20, 6-8 PM:
Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street, Dorchester
See the Poster in English
Community Planning by and for the Community! Join us to make sure we have a say in the future of our neighborhood! What do YOU think new housing should look like in Dorchester? What is affordable housing to YOU?
June 21, 6:00-8:30 PM
Grove Hall Branch Boston Public Library
41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester
Open to all-registration required
To RSVP call 617-879-7330 or CLICK HERE
Workshop poster and list of community partners
This Poetry & Art Workshop is being led by Stable Ground Artist-in-Residence L’ Merchie Frazier. Participants will consider housing instability and displacement to express notions of home and community. No writing or art experience necessary!
During the month of May 2018, the artists Ngoc Tran Vu and L’Merchie Frazier will be working with a number of Dorchester based community members and groups to host the following events:
- Rise Up! Dorchester Residents Share Their Stories, May 11, 6:30-9:30pm, Homestead Bakery: https://www.facebook.com/events/144187013090768/
Dorchester is undergoing a lot of changes and its people should be at the heart of it all. Our stories and our neighborhood matter — and we want to hear from you! Join us to hear critical narratives on the themes of home and displacement while building community with one another.
- Dot Not for Sale Community Dinner & Forum, May 16, 6pm-8pm
Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles St. Community Planning by and for the Community! Join us to make sure we have a say in the future of our neighborhood! What do YOU think new housing should look like in Dorchester? What is affordable housing to YOU?
- On May 19th, 2018 from 6-9pm at 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, the artist L’Merchie Frazierwill be working with City Life /Viva Urbana during their 45th anniversary celebration event called UPRISE: Celebrating 45 Years of Resistance.
Read about how one of our artist in residence is making an impact:
Invisible:imprints of Racism (see below) was created to give a sense of community in ways that cross racial bounds, and in the talkbacks afterward to ensure people are seen and heard. The piece also has application in housing, where issues of racial discrimination have existed for a long time. We have been performing Invisible to create a platform for discussion and conversation in this divided city, and others. For the Stable Ground residency we would like to perform the piece outdoors or in a community-based building, accompanied by a barbecue that would be put on by a youth catering program based at the Franklin Field Development. The performance would begin/introduced by Tu Phan, a Vietnamese poet from Dorchester to address the issues of housing in Boston.
Invisible: Imprints of Racism Description — an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh various styles of movement to create a kinesthetic language influenced Hip Hop and modern dance. Merged with this professional group of dancers is a trio of Boston’s top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience to give voice to the issues at hand.