Community Events: April 2022

By S-L Street Team Members Tim Rohan & Anushka Deshmukh

Are you looking for events around Boston this April? Keep reading for events around Northeastern’s community coming soon!

Helina Metaferia: Generations

What? This exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts takes a look into how our past dictates how we see the world today. This exhibit uses different forms of art and media to feature primarily women of color to see how history influences today. The art and videos present in this exhibit work together to show the ways elders have pushed women of color to be the women they are today, and how their relationships continue to grow in present times. Check it out here!

Where? Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115)

When? Now until April 11, 2022, go anytime Thursday–Monday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Cost? Free for Northeastern students!

Fenway Community Development Corporation Monthly Meeting

What? The Fenway Community Development Corporation holds meetings every second Thursday of the month for their Organizing Committee to discuss topics relevant to the Boston community such as rent stabilization or redistricting and the impacts on racial justice. They also engage in local campaigns and communicate with local city officials. Anyone is welcome to join their meetings and discuss! You can learn more here!

Where? Zoom

When? Wednesday, April 14, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost? Free!

Boston International Film Festival

What? Interested in films from all over the world? Come check out this film festival that features films from over 60 countries! The Boston International Film Festival makes it possible for filmmakers from each continent to share their work. This event strives to inspire the audience to encourage a world of diversity and create a more understanding world.

Where? Location is session dependent

When? April 14-20, specific time is session dependent

Cost? $15 for a single session

Visit here for schedule, specific place and time information, and tickets!

Student Sustainability Committee Monthly Meeting

What? Northeastern’s Student Sustainability Committee each month for a discussion about campus sustainability concerns, challenges, and opportunities aimed at generating creative and viable solutions. This conversation is open to all students as well as interested faculty and staff. For more details, click here.

Where? Zoom

When? Wednesday, April 27 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Cost? Free!

Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance

What? This exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum explores the life and work of internationally renowned photographer and visual activist Sir Zanele Muholi. For a decade, Muholi, who uses they/them/their pronouns, has documented South Africa’s Black LGBTQIA+ community. Through their visual archive of representation, the artist captures intimate expressions of beauty, vulnerability, love, loss, and belonging, while simultaneously confronting issues of identity politics, selfhood, and Black queer visibility. Learn more here!

Where? Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115)

When? Now until May 8, 2022

Cost? Admission to the museum is $20 for adults, $13 for students

The Mural Project

What? The Mural Project is a project led by two artists-in-residence at the MFA, muralist Rob “Problak” Gibbs and illustrator Rob Stull. These two were influenced by the exhibition, “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation”. They created a project with several different pieces, including a community mural, a series of original drawings, a guide to some of the street art, and a documentary. The community mural is on the Madison Park High School and was created with the help of students. Stull and Gibbs together created the guide that is a publication with a map of the street art around the community mural that can be used to view the art. They hope to highlight the importance of getting youth involved in cultivating hip-hop culture and spreading beliefs through art.

Where? Madison Park High School and surrounding areas

When? Ongoing

Cost? Free

Visit here for more information and links to the guide and map.

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