Collaborative of Asian American, Native American, Latino and African American Institutes

June 2, 2017

Boston Socioeconomic and Demographic Data

The following presentation was introduced at the conference by Gastón Institute’s senior researcher Phillip Granberry and Cedric Woods, director of the Institute for New England Native American Studies. The document was prepared with the collaboration of Gastón Institute’s graduate research assistant Trevor Mattos.

Powerpoint cover

May 23, 2017

Conference Evaluation

For those who didn’t get the chance to fill out an evaluation at the conference, please send us an email to and paste the following questions, or simply download the evaluation form, fill out and attach in the email. Thanks!

  1. What aspects of this conference did you find most valuable to you or your organization or community?
  2. What were the most important insights or information you gained from the conference?
  3. How do you think the event could have been improved?
  4. What kinds of activities or events would be most helpful for following up on A Dream Imagined?
  5. How can CANALA be of assistance to you as a leader, your organization and/or your community?

April 20, 2017

A Dream imagined: Race, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Boston’s Future

Cover Photo: Höweler + Yoon Architecture © Audi Urban Future Initiative

Photo: Höweler + Yoon Architecture © Audi Urban Future Initiative

UMass Boston’s CANALA Institutes invite you to a day-long conference of leaders and advocates from Greater Boston’s diverse communities of color. We will explore ways for communities and organizations to enhance their individual and collective capacities through collaboration.

How and in what areas can collaboration across racial and ethnic lines address more effectively persistent problems of inequality and neglect? How can we strategize and organize to realize a vision where resources, opportunities, and power are shared more equitably?

There will be panels, breakout sessions, networking, and chances to reflect on current data about Boston’s evolving sociodemographic landscape and on plans to move forward.


8:30 — Registration, breakfast & networking
9:00 — Welcome — Institute Directors
— About CANALA
— Summary of socioeconomic and demographic data by Phil Granberry, Trevor Mattos and Cedric Woods
9:45 — Panel on housing, land use and transportation
11:00 — Break
11:15 — Panel on civil, economic and immigrant rights
12:30 — Lunch & networking
1:30 — Breakout sessions
3:00 — Break
3:15 — Reporting & next steps

Panel on housing, land use and transportation

James Jennings (Tufts University), Juan Leyton (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative), Lydia Lowe (Chinese Progressive Association) and Raquel Halsey (North American Indian Center of Boston).

Panel on civil, economic and immigrant rights

Allentza Michel (Fairmount Indigo Network), Cairo Mendes (Student Immigrant Movement), Frank Ramirez (East Boston Ecumenical Community Center) and Lissette Le (Mass Voter Table)

Breakout sessions

Charles Desmond (Inversant), Natalicia Tracy (Brazilian Workers Center), Chioma Nnaji (Multicultural AIDS Coalition), Kathleen Bitetti (Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition), Bridgette Wallace (SkyLab Boston), Yvette Modestin (Encuentro Diaspora Afro), Jackie Lageson, Michael Liu, Lorna Rivera, Liliana Mickle, Barbara Lewis, Ken Cooper and Robyn Hannigan (UMass Boston)

Saturday, May 20, 2017
UMass Boston Campus Center
100 Morrissey Boulevard, Ballroom A, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02125

Initiative funded by the UMass Boston Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives, and sponsored by Eastern Bank.

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