Wed.., June 13 in Chinatown: CAAAV Rally

 

Stand in Solidarity with 11 Allen Street Residents Fighting For Their Homes!

CAAAV in Chinatown is holding a rally this Wednesday, June 13, 2012







Meet at the CAAAV office at

8:30 AM at 46 Hester St. in Manhattan or 
9:30 AM at the Manhattan Housing Court, 111 Centre St.  


To RSVP for the action, please email Esther at ewang@caaav.org with
the subject “RSVP 11 Allen Action.”


For more information, click on "read more" below. 

From CAAAV:  


For more than a year, we have been working with the tenants at 11 Allen Street to fight their landlord’s attempt to evict all of them from their home of many years. We have reached a critical point in the campaign, and are asking now for your support!

When Fei Wang bought the building at the beginning of last year, he immediately began eviction proceedings against all of the tenants. 11 Allen Street has been home to many of these tenants for 10 or 20 years, or even more. They have formed a strong community within the building – as one tenant said, “Even if we’re not related to each other, we feel like a family here.”

When people are kicked out of Chinatown, we lose more than just residents – we lose an important part of our community.

Over the past year, we’ve done extensive outreach, gathered hundreds of petition signatures, held protests and press conferences, and now – we’re taking the action to Housing Court. The tenants are demanding that Fei Wang settle with them out of court and allow all the tenants
to remain in their homes, with affordable rents. And they need your support to pressure Fei Wang.

If you believe in the importance of a strong community where we all support each other, then join us on Wednesday, June 13! We will hold an action outside of Housing Court, and then go inside where we plan on presenting our demands directly to the landlord Fei Wang!

Check out this video of Helen Choong, one of the member leaders from
11 Allen Street, speaking at an action on April 8 (the video is in
Mandarin and English):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydKslh97uHo&list=UUl6mmPyZMgplrVCVbxvUAew&index=1&feature=plcp

And here are photos of an action from March 11:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.425435987473303.117986.219010888115815&type=3

For more information on how to support this campaign, call Esther at
(212) 473-6485, email her at ewang@caaav.org, or visit us at our
office, 46 Hester Street, and on the web at www.caaav.org.