Villa Victoria 2nd Committee Meeting

On Monday, April 16th (Patriot’s Day) I have my 2nd committee meeting with Omar, Rafael, and Alex. Unfortunately Carmen was not able to attend, but I will be connecting with her before week’s end to give her a brief. Below is the agenda:

  • Welcome. below are the two new additions to the team
    *Rafael moved to the area in 1981. He is an artist who had his first exhibit at Villa Victoria’s art gallery
    *Alex moved to the area in the late ’70s. He first got involved with IBA when he was 19 in the youth group. He is now about 38 and is still working with IBA.
  • Review Mtg Min from the previous cmte mtg. you can find the link to the note by going to this link http://web.mit.edu/jennylb/Public/
  • Update on the Fellowship application
    *I have submitted an application and I am waiting to see if I will have summer funding for the summer.
  • Recap of workshop 1
    *We had about 12-15 participants
    *We were able to do mini interviews with various people and collect footage about people’s experience and memories of the time they moved to the Villa, how they got involved with IBA, how they understand the past of the community, and how they see the future of the neighborhood
    *It’s time to look at some of the footage and at a very rough level edit it a bit to show at the next workshop
  • Documentary discussion (audience, purpose, impact)
    *We kicked off an important conversation about who our audience is for the documentary so that we can identify the story we want to tell. This will help guide the characters need to elevate and highlight the story.
    *We identified two: 1-the Youth to understand their identity as Latinos in the US and 2-the community leaders interested in mobilizing their communities.
    *We also agreed that once we have our audience it is important to have a purpose to produce an impact that will also serve as a call to action. Having these elements worked out will make the project that much stronger and tighter.
  • MOU review
    *We reviewed the vozmob MOU and ID’ed componenets that will be useful for our MOU
  • Next workshop
    *We agreed to schedule early May
  • Next steps
    *We are having another cmte mtg in two weeks from Apr 16
    *Complete MOU
    *Prepare for Worshop 2

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