Discussing neighborhood changes in Roxbury

August 19, 2015
 
 
In June, members and residents joined us at Hyjack dah Hood to talk about gentrification and displacement in our neighborhood over food, games, art projects and workshops. We discussed the impacts of structural racism on land control, food justice, and public transportation, and addressed changes we want to see in Roxbury. 
 
We also talked about parts of our community we want to bring back - including some long-time residents' memories of growing apples and pears in Roxbury - and parts of our neighborhood and culture we want to preserve as widespread development brings rapid changes.
 
Thank you to Bikes Not BombsRight to the City - Boston, and Youth Against Mass Incarceration for partnering with us!
 
REEP organized this multigenerational gathering as part of our campaign to turn the tide against gentrification and displacement in our neighborhood. Stay tuned for ways to get involved!