As an Asian American who grew up in the Lower East Side and spent my childhood and teenage years attending schools in this neighborhood, it is my pleasure to help CAAAV fundraise for the annual Karaoke Battle. The Karaoke Battle is a fundraiser party to support CAAAV, a grassroots organization. CAAAV was founded in 1986 by Asian working class women in response to the hate violence on Asian communities and its root causes stemming from institutional racism in the United States. CAAAV's values, vision, and politics are rooted in the idea of keeping directly impacted communities in the forefront.
Liberation to me is when people of color, low-income communities, immigrants, and other marginalized communities are able to voice their concerns without fear of institutional backlash and resources are provided based on needs. Liberation to me is language access for limited English proficient groups. Liberation to me is being able to protect our neighborhoods from getting gentrified. Liberation to me is being able to live in a rent-stabilized apartment without fear of being evicted illegally. Liberation to me is community based organizations and groups coming together in solidarity and leaving behind tension. This movement has enough space, so let's all come together and win and push systems of oppression!
DONATE to my page and help CAAAV continue to organize and build the leadership of low-income immigrant communities! You will get a personalized note from me if you donate! THANK YOU!