September 6, 2015

Our Families, Our Homes: Jade Fall Film Series

(Photo from A Village Called Versailles:

Gentrification and displacement have been transforming cities across the country. Low-income communities and communities of color are most affected--and they are also organizing to fight back. Join us for this monthly film series to learn more about how communities of color, from New Orleans, LA to Boston, MA have organized to fight for affordable housing, environmental justice, and community-controlled development. After the films, we will engage in discussions about how we can use these experiences and stories in our organizing efforts against displacement in the Jade District and in the city overall.

Screening Dates (All events are from 7-9pm, click on each film title to visit the Facebook event page):

September 26--My Brooklyn: Filmmaker Kelly Anderson examines gentrification in Brooklyn, N.Y., and how skyrocketing prices and property values have forced many residents out of their old neighborhoods.

October 17 - Village Called Versailles: Vietnamese community in New Orleans organizes against the siting of a toxic landfill and discovers the power of intergenerational community organizing (Vietnamese subtitles)

November 7 - Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, and European-American residents in Roxbury, MA united to revitalize their community in 1985. (Spanish subtitles)

November 21 - Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street This follow-up to Holding Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods (Spanish subtitles).

For more information about these events, please contact Jade Environmental Justice Coordinator, Khanh Pham at