Somerville Community Corporation was joined by other Union United members, Right to the City Boston, and bands from HONK! at the October 6, 2017, Day of Action, which focused on affordability and anti-displacement for Union Square.
SCC speakers and others shared key priorities for Union Square development with the sizable crowd.Those priorities include:
- Living wage jobs and local hiring
- Affordable family housing
- Community space
HONK!, which originated in Somerville 12 years ago, brings brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville for a celebration of music, community and activism. According to its organizers, the fest “creates an irresistible spectacle of creative movement and sonic self-expression directed at making the world a better place.”