CAAAV (Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) has worked for years to build the power of Asian communities in New York City so that they can impact the policies and institutions that affect their lives.
What are we raising money for?
An East River Waterfront for the People and not for Corporations! When Mayor Bloomberg made plans to gentrify the east river waterfront, CAAAV and other grassroots groups in Chinatown and the Lower East Side stepped up organizing and put out an alternate plan for a “People’s Waterfront” rooted in the vision and needs of community residents. After years of organizing, CAAAV won! The city will keep open park space at Pier 35, free recreational spaces under the FDR and provide $14 million to rehabilitate Pier 42 for community use, not for private development. We are celebrating this victory and raising money for CAAAV's continued organizing programs building community power throughout the city.
How are we going to celebrate?
On September 8th, we will walk to celebrate CAAAV's victory and enjoy OUR Waterfront.