We are a group of scholars, researchers, organizers, and students in (or from!) New York City--CAAAV has been a home for us to critically reflect and practice what it means to be engaged scholars who are accountable to our communities. We are committed to supporting CAAAV in building the power of low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City for racial, economic, and gender justice.
Redistribute $20 to support grassroots organizing! These resources will go toward supporting staff and organizers, paying rent on the 55 Hester Street office space, and supplies and internet.
Founded in 1986 as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, CAAAV has been organizing for justice in New York City for almost 30 years. Its particular focus is on building leadership in Asian immigrant communities. CAAAV also has a rich history of women-led Asian American organizing and is also working to create liberatory futures.
Some recent projects include:
- Organizing the Chinatown Tenants Union to protect poor and low-income immigrants and refugees against unjust evictions, to win healthier conditions, and to preserve affordable housing in Chinatown for hundreds of residents. They do this work across a variety of languages, including Bangla, Cantonese, and Korean.
- Anti-gentrification work in regards to the proposed Two Bridges waterfront development in Chinatown. This development would displace thousands of senior citizens, adults, and children in an area that has a median household income of approximately $30,000.
- Kicking Amazon out of Long Island City as part of the #NoAmazon coalition of community groups. Like all gentrification, this is a project that sees the living conditions of poor and low-income communities of color as collateral damage for the upwards redistribution of wealth.
Help us sustain CAAAV's work by donating!