"We Saved A Community"
October 19, 2011
Madison Park Community Development Corporation (MPDC) marks its 45th anniversary with a public forum called “We Saved a Community.” The event is free and occurs on Wednesday, October 19, 7-9pm, Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury. Speakers include Representative Byron Rushing, Sarah Ann Shaw, activist and retired broadcast journalist, Joyce Stanley, Executive Director of Dudley Main Streets, and others. Light refreshments will be served. A Look Back at the Lessons of Community Activism The evening will feature stories from Roxbury residents who remember or were part of the 1960’s community activism that fought urban renewal, stopped the I-95 highway, helped found MPDC and saved a community. Participants are encouraged to bring event photos, news clippings, written memories, artifacts, flyers, documents or other momentos to be included in the MPDC 45th anniversary Time Capsule which will be incorporated into the cornerstone of its next housing development. “We Saved a Community” is co-sponsored by Madison Park Development Corporation in collaboration with Discover Roxbury. Sponsors include Bay State Banner,Touch Radio 106.1 and numerous other corporate and community partners. To RSVP for “We Saved a Community,” call Kay at 617/849-6335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There is limited free parking in the back of Hibernian Hall. The forum will be followed by a 1960’s dance party and gala fundraiser on November 4th at Hibernian Hall. Then on November 5-6, noted choreographer Mickey Davidson and the Makanda Project jazz ensemble present “Well I See: The Music in the Motion” at Hibernian Hall, www.madison-park.org. About Madison Park Community Development Corporation Madison Park has produced and preserved more affordable housing than any community development corporation in the state – 113 homeownership units and 1,117 apartments. Much of this housing is located in the historic Dudley Square neighborhood. Madison Park also preserved and now manages the historic Hibernian Hall, your home for multicultural arts in the heart of Roxbury. For details go to www.madison-park.org.