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Post-Election: “Beyond Fear, We Have Each Other”

From: November 11, 2016 This week has been a devastating week for this country and the world. With Donald Trump as the President-Elect, Supreme Court justices to be appointed by Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a Republican Congress committed to pushing an agenda to roll back strides made in history for directly impacted communities,[…..]

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Asian Youth in Action 2017 ***Applications Open***

  Asian Youth in Action (AYA) is a 7-month internship program running from February 2017 to August 2017 for youth ages 14-20. This is an opportunity for Asian young people who speak Bangla, Korean, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese to serve low-income Asian immigrant communities. Learn more and apply now!

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Support NQAPIA At Plate by Plate 2016

From Project by Project: Give back to the community while tasting dishes from the city’s hottest restaurants at Plate by Plate 2016! On October 21st at the Metropolitan Pavilion (123 W18th St) from 7-10 p.m., chefs from the kitchens of All’onda, Annisa, Thalassa, and more will offer samples of their trademark dishes. Proceeds will be[…..]

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Tenants Demand to Landlord R.A. Cohen, “We Have a Right to Safe Homes”

Chinatown, New York, NY – On Thursday, September 22nd, 247 Broome and 135 Eldridge Street residents, who have been subject to ongoing eviction threats and alleged harassment from R.A. Cohen Properties, held a press conference and rally at 135 Eldridge Street to declare their right to safe homes. Tenants, who are predominantly low-income and Chinese,[…..]

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Donate to CAAAV’s 2016 People-Powered $10K Challenge

The People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K) is CAAAV’s 10-day grassroots fundraising campaign that activates the collective power of our friends, families, and social networks to raise $10,000 or more to support racial and economic justice. YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN HELP US REACH $10K. DONATE NOW!   Last year’s #PP10K, 58 People Movers fundraised almost $14,000. That $14,000 resulted in[…..]

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New York Tenants Win Historic Rent Freeze for Second Year

Yesterday, New York won a historic rent freeze for the second year in a row, protecting over one million rent-stabilized tenants from weighty rent increases. Shout out to our Chinatown Tenants Union leaders for mobilizing in large numbers, testifying at hearings, and training new tenants to share their stories. The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted[…..]

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Join Us to Celebrate CAAAV’s 30th Anniversary

For the past 30 years, CAAAV has been building power in low-income pan-Asian communities from organizing South Asian taxi drivers, Filipina domestic workers, Southeast families for social service access, tenants for responsible community development, and for police accountability. On Wednesday, May 25, we will be hosting our fundraising gala, themed “The People Build the Place,[…..]

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Official Joint Statement from Asian/Chinese American Organizations on the Sentencing of Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang in the Killing of Akai Gurley

Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Oakland Asian Americans United, Philadelphia Asian American Resource Workshop, Boston CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, New York City Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), Los Angeles Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco Chinese Progressive Association, Boston We are outraged that Peter Liang has escaped accountability for killing Akai Gurley. For more than a[…..]

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VICTORY! 90 Elizabeth & 22 Spring Tenants Win Safe & Affordable Housing!

WE WON! We are thrilled to announce two victories in our Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) building campaigns. This winter, our members from 90 Elizabeth and 22 Spring won settlements with their landlords to beat displacement and protect safe, affordable housing in Chinatown. What Was Going On As housing market rates increase and affordable housing decreases,[…..]

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Chinatown Art Brigade: Using the Power of Culture to Fight Displacement

In 2015, artists Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong and Betty Yu formed the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) a cultural collective that recognizes the power of art to advance social justice.  As Asian American social justice minded artists, cultural workers and media makers they have roots in activism and movement-building work. We believe that art, culture and[…..]

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