Join longtime activists, advocates, writers, and photographers to discuss the effects of natural disasters and poverty on low-income communities of color in New York City.
Jason Chan, Organizer, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities Bethany Li, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Alisa Pizarro, Public Housing Resident and Organizer, Red Hook Initiative Damaris Reyes, Executive Director, Good Old Lower East Side Garrett Wright, Staff Attorney, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center
With introductory remarks by Suketu Mehta, author of the critically-acclaimed Maximum City, and photographs by Open City magazine contributors Gina Chung, E. Tammy Kim, and Yuko Torihara.
Curated by E. Tammy Kim.
Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, Good Old Lower East Side, Open City magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and Red Hook Initiative.
This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2012 and was entitled New York for Sale: Housing Struggles in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. It was rescheduled and reframed due to Hurricane Sandy.