We, Dim Sum Lovers for Youth Activists, are excited to return for another (virtual) Chinatown Bike-a-Thon this year! Join us in supporting future generations of grassroots organizers and activists through the Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI), a youth leadership program hosted at the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). Help us reach our team goal of $3000 and follow us on Instagram (@dimsumluvers) for updates on our participation in the Week of Action & Movement Challenge!
CYI provides meaningful political education and hands-on organizing experiences to high school aged youth in the Greater Boston area. This year, CYI is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by holding its program completely online. CYI interns are learning history and building a political community to support workers, tenants, and elderly residents. To address the pandemic, they are forming working groups in green justice, housing stabilization, public outreach, and more. Other recent work by CYI youth includes fighting anti-Asian racism with a virtual Intergenerational Town Hall and an Instagram campaign (@covid19feelings).
To support the efforts of essential workers and the health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage participation in the Bike-a-thon from home!