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This Stops Today! DRUM and CAAAV Rally in Queens Against Police Violence on Black Communities

In an effort to engage immigrant and refugee communities on the systemic police violence on Black communities, folks from CAAAV, DRUM, Adhikaar, Sunset Park CopWatch, Jackson Heights CopWatch, Nodutdol, Min Kwon Center, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Justice Committee, War Resisters League, and BAYAN-USA, took over Rego Park Center Mall. 25 folks did a[…..]

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CAAAV Statement to Asian and Asian American Communities on the murder of Akai Gurley by NYPD Officer Peter Liang

On November 20th, NYPD rookie Officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley, an unarmed, Black, 28-year old father, while conducting a vertical patrol in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York. We put out this statement to be clear: that the murder of Akai Gurley is a part of the systemic targeting[…..]

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Statement for Jennifer Laude from API Peoples’ Solidarity

First and foremost, we send our love and strength to the family, friends and community of Jennifer Laude. In the same breath, we extend our love and strength to the trans and gender non-conforming community around the world, including comrades who are standing here today with us from the Audre Lorde Project and other organizations. We[…..]

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T.G.I. CAAAV! A Happy Hour to Show Love for CAAAV, 10/29

When: Wednesday, October 29 from 6:30-9PM Where: Revision Lounge and Gallery (219 Avenue B, New York, New York 10009) We invite you to a happy hour celebration to show your love, appreciation, and support for CAAAV! Come join us for drinks, food, music (playlist by CAAAV board members Lolan and Esther so you know it’ll[…..]

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Manhattan Cop Watch Training, 10/6

Manhattan Cop Watch Training (Part of Citywide Series), 10/6 Hosted by CAAAV, Justice Committee, and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. When: Monday, October 6, 6:30-8:30PM Where: CAAAV Office (55 Hester St) In cases like Eric Garner and Rosan Miller, video documentation taken by brave New Yorkers has been instrumental in highlighting the epidemic of police violence[…..]

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Long live, long love, Yuri Kochiyama.

  September 19, 2014 I remember the day I met Yuri Kochiyama and was the eager college student who got to be her assistant for a day at a conference.  Yuri  said she wanted to attend the workshop put on by the South Asian Network because she wanted to learn more about the South Asian[…..]

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Solidarity with all lives lost to police and hate violence.

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and DRUM – South Asian Organizing Center   Statement in solidarity with all lives lost to police and hate violence.  As Asian and South Asian organizations who have been fighting police violence in its various forms, we want to express our solidarity and love for Ferguson and all victims to state-sponsored[…..]

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Tenants of Marolda Properties say We have the right to stay in Chinatown!

Press Release August 21, 2014 TENANTS OF MAROLDA PROPERTIES: WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY IN CHINATOWN Tenant Leaders Applaud the Tenant Protection Unit for Investigating Predatory Equity Landlord Chinatown, NY – The Chinatown Tenants Union, a project of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, is happy to announce that the Marolda Properties Tenant Coalition has secured[…..]

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Asian Youth in Art 2014: Call for Submissions!

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) explores different ways to raise awareness on and resist various systems of oppression. One way to resist police violence and sexual- and gender-based violence is through art, a channel that we hope is accessible, reflective, and open to the community. AYA will be hosting our annual “Asian Youth in Art[…..]

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Dance-a-thon 2014: Battle of the Decades

It’s the time of year again for CAAAV’s annual dance-a-thon fundraiser! When: Saturday, May 31 from 8:30PM to 11:30PM Where: Project Reach (39 Eldridge St) Show your love for CAAAV and support our work in low-income Asian communities in NYC by forming a team and helping us fundraise, donating to the dance-a-thon, and joining us[…..]

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