Stories of Villa Victoria: A History Forum By Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

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Celebrate the history of Greater Boston’s largest Latino-led non-profit organization, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6 pm. As IBA turns 50, you are invited to learn more about how an unlikely group of activists rallied against local government to avoid being pushed out of their homes. As the cost of living in Boston rises, it is important to understand why IBA must preserve affordable housing. Attend the distinguished panel discussion at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118) to learn more about the incredible community IBA serves.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is proud to announce the evening’s Honored Panelists:

  • Victor Feliciano, IBA Founder, was one of the original brothers who helped the Inquilinos organize against the city to preserve the community we have today.
  • John Sharratt, Architect, designed & built Villa Victoria– ensuring safe, high-quality housing for our residents true to Puerto Rican heritage.
  • Mario Small, Ph.D., Harvard University, has published books and numerous articles on urban poverty, personal networks, and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative social science methods. His books include Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (2004).
  • Paul S. Grogan, President, and CEO of the Boston Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. The foundation was instrumental in supporting IBA’s birth and continues to aid its growth.
  • Carmen Lennon – IBA Board Member and Former resident of Villa Victoria

Throughout the evening, you will hear from these amazing activists, designers, philanthropists, academics, and community members that, since day one, have supported the empowerment of residents through affordable housing, learning opportunities, economic mobility, and creative spaces.

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