Letter from “CAAAV - Organizing Asian Communities” to the Fifth Encuentro for Humanity and Against Displacement

CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union has been fighting against displacement and gentrification for more than 10 years and we are very honored to have such a strong allyship with Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio.

We admire Movimiento's work in building true grassroots leadership and fighting for justice not only in our backyard in New York City, but also international justice because all our struggles are connected.

Our members often look back fondly on our exchange back in 2014; we continue to be inspired by the women leaders of Movimiento and in particular, their outspoken children who spoke up eloquently in both languages (English/Spanish) about the need to unite and fight against bad landlords and a government that facilitates displacement of our low-income immigrant communities. We hope to continue working with you to build the power of our communities.

En solidaridad!