No nos mudaremos de la Parcela 19
Above: Parcel 19 in the late 1960s
In response to BRA plans that would evict current residents, community members in the South End formed the Emergency Tenant’s Council (ETC), a precursor to IBA, and began a campaign to gain control of the redevelopment of Parcel 19. “No nos mudaremos de la Parcela 19 (We shall not be moved from Parcel 19)” became their rallying cry.
Working with architect John Sharatt and the Greater Boston Community Development, Inc., ETC created an alternate development plan that would create an affordable housing community: Villa Victoria.