Stable Ground Boston Events

Stable Ground, in partnership with Violence Transformed, hosts a unique artist in residency program. Central to this program are three artist residencies that create opportunities for visual and performing artists to further develop their socially-engaged artistic practice and serve as a uniquely powerful means to engage in a thoughtful, facilitated dialogue with community members about the personal and often traumatic impact that housing insecurity has on Boston’s residents. We are honored to be working with three award winning artists Ngoc-Tran Vu, L’Merchie Frazer and Anna Meyer.  Each of these artists is deeply committed to a variety of social issues linked to chronic housing insecurity.

During the spring and summer of 2018, these artists and our project partners will be working together to produce a series of events, panels, gatherings, public talks and exhibitions:

Current & Upcoming

Stay tuned for updates!

Recent Events

Dudley Square Block Party
A space to give voice to housing and gentrification issues in Boston

July 21, 2:30—6 PM

NEW LOCATION:
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

The Block Party will feature a performance of Invisible: Imprints of Racism by Anna Meyer & Dancers / beheard.world with Trend Stream and Dudley Squares's inner sanctum.

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Click for Press Release with complete schedule of activities 

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For more information: trendstream09@gmail.com

Dudley is a community with significant historic roots. The fertile soil laid by artists, musicians, and activists continue to be an inspiration for creativity and growth. Our city'c current future overlooks the need for cultural equity and ownership for locals, but together we can change that.

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

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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!

Dorchester Not for Sale Community Dinner & Forum

June 20, 6-8 PM

Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street, Dorchester

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?

UPRISE: Celebrating 45 Years of Resistance

May 19, 6-9 PM
284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

Artist L’Merchie Frazier will be working with City Life/Viva Urbana during their 45th anniversary celebration event.

 

 

 

Dorchester Not for Sale Community Dinner & Forum

May 16, 6-8 PM
Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street, Dorchester
Poster in Cape Verdean Creole / Poster in Vietnamese
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?

Rise Up! Dorchester Residents Share Their Stories

May 11, 6:30-9:30 PM
Homestead Bakery

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.

Stable Ground’s goal is 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 Office of Housing Stability. Stable Ground is a collaboration among four organizations. The NuLawLab  at Northeastern University School of Law, engages arts-based disciplines to create new models of legal empowerment. The Office of Housing Stability creates new programs and policies to support the creation, maintenance and preservation of secure and affordable housing. Violence Transformed sponsors an annual array of community-based visual and performing artistic events and  fosters creative action to overcome violence via a diverse array of workshops that extend trauma- informed training to community-based groups. The Domestic Violence Institute , at Northeastern University School of Law, provides focused community education with the goal of helping people break the cycle of violence. Stable Ground has been funded by The Kresge Foundation.

For more information about Stable Ground and upcoming events, visit www.stablegroundboston.org

To attend one of these events, contact j.sievert@northeastern.edu.