Take Steps for Chinatown!



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Who: Residents from all over New York City, with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and you!

What: Take Steps for Chinatown, a walk-a-thon fundraiser!

When: Saturday, September 8th. Registration begins at 9:30am, and the program will officially start at 11am.

Where: Starts at the basketball courts behind PS 184M Shuang Wen School. Entrance is on Montgomery Street between Cherry Street and South Street. The route is along the esplanade of the newly renovated waterfront.

Why: To celebrate our victories in the East River Waterfront campaign! After years of campaigning, our voices have been heard: the waterfront will be developed to provide open park space at Pier 35 and $14 million to rehabilitate Pier 42 for community use. By participating in our event, you are supporting CAAAV, the only pan-Asian organization in New York City that develops the leadership of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees towards systematic and institutional change. CAAAV relies on the support of our local community to continue our presence in NYC and sustain our work in the long haul.

How: Join us for a day of live music, recreational activities, and community building!

From 2008-2011, CAAAV led a community-wide coalition, including: Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project (UJC), Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Public Housing Residents of the Lower East Side (PHROLES), Hester Street Collaborative, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and University Settlement. These groups are a mixture of membership-led community organizing groups, social service providers, and other resource allies that are based in or work with groups in the Lower East Side and Chinatown.