October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018
1 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Join us for our next installment of our Dialogue Series on Tuesday, October 30th at 12pm! We are in a *NEW* location: 1 Beacon St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA
Our dialogue series aims to cultivate conversations that explore affordable housing, and community development planning issues. Through the series, we invite productive discussion, and a safe space to express your opinions on topics you care about!
Joining us for our 2nd round are two housing activists from Somerville YIMBY and Dorchester Growing Together. Our guests will introduce us to their work in their communities, how they got started, and answer your questions on how YOU can stand up for affordable housing!
About our presenters:
Somerville YIMBY is a group of Somerville residents advocating for smart growth that benefits everyone. We’re part of a nationwide movement to increase the amount of housing available to people in cities that have suffered from gentrification and expensive market rate housing. Like our friends A Better Cambridge, we support eco-friendly density and transit-centered growth to create vibrant, walkable, bikeable, livable neighborhoods with plenty of housing for all. We believe that our cities and towns are great places, and we should welcome people who want to be here by creating plenty of housing for new neighbors of all income levels.
We were founded in April 2017 by Jeff Byrnes, Luke Edson, and Laura Evans, with the interest of over 30 fellow Somervillians. Since then, we’ve advocated for rebuilding Clarendon Hill, a public housing development, and have been deeply involved in the efforts to completely reform Somerville’s zoning regulations, and continue to look for other aspects of local and regional planning that we can positively impact.
Dorchester Growing Together
Dorchester Growing Together is committed to ensuring that Dorchester remains a welcoming community for people of all races, nationalities, religions, orientations, AND income levels. We believe that in order for Dorchester to remain a vibrant and diverse neighborhood. Dorchester Growing Together was founded in August 2018 by Jenn Cartee, Nicole Chandler, Jarred Johnson, and Sean Wheeler. The organizers laid out their vision and approach in this Dorchester Reporter article earlier this year.