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Author Sylvie Tissot Joins USES for Panel Discussion on Gentrification in Boston’s South End

Four story brick building with adjacent courtyard

**PRESS ADVISORY**

WHO

Sylvie Tissot, author, Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End
Byron Rushing, State Representative (moderator)
Chris Cato, USES Board Member and life-long resident
Reverend Timothy Crellin, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Steve Fox, Head of the South End Forum
Joyce King, Activist, life-long resident

WHAT

A panel discussion and open dialogue on the intersection of diversity, inclusion and gentrification in the South End and Lower Roxbury in which we pose the question, “Are we happy with what we have become, and how do we plan for the future?”

WHEN

Thursday, November 5, 6:30 PM

WHERE

The Harriet Tubman House
United South End Settlements
566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

WHY

French sociologist Sylvie Tissot’s book, Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in
Boston’s South End, explores the controversial topic of gentrification in the South End
since the 1960s through the lens of neighborhood associations. This panel discussion will
explore questions raised by Tissot’s book, delving into what it means for
a community to be welcoming and how we should actively be shaping the South End of the
future.

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About United South End Settlements
Originally founded as South End House in 1891, USES was the first settlement house in Boston and the fourth in the United States. Today, USES is fulfilling its commitment to equality and opportunity through our innovative, holistic model which seeks to strengthen and improve the academic achievement, economic security, and personal well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan. USES is a community of neighbors helping neighbors, an inclusive space where people from all backgrounds come together, solve problems, and learn from one another.

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