July Events


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

www.beheard.world.

Questions about the July 21st event should be directed to Dan Jackson at da.jackson@northeastern.edu.

June Events

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?

 

POETS! SPEAK!
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!

May Events

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.

 

Project Update: Housing Court Interventions at Brooke Courthouse

 

On March 29th, 2018 The Graduate Architecture students from Wentworth Institute of Technology and Law Students from Northeastern University School of Law collaborated to developing and install several design intervention ideas focused on the Housing Court experience at the Brooke Courthouse.

The design interventions included:

  • Increased signage for Housing Court resources/locations
  • Addition of a digital clock above the information desk
  • Addition of a divider in the Housing Court Clerk’s Office seating area
  • Adding distance between the Lawyer for a Day tables for tenants and landlords
  • Addition of booth-like areas for Lawyer for a Day participants to meet with individuals
  • Addition of curtain dividers in the general bench seating areas