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Mark Ro's Fundraiser:

Nodutdol <3s CAAAV (formerly team rihanna)

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September 06, 2012

new goal to raise $750! and team rihanna has evolved into team nodutdol!  See more
Mark Ro

THE STORY:

honoring nodutdol's solidarity with CAAAV, the five year anniversary of "Umbrella" being the song of the summer and CAAAV's waterfront victory!

About Nodutdol

Based in New York City, Nodutdol is a community of first through fourth generation Koreans living in the U.S. We are a community that has families in both, the south and north of Korea.  We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives, but bound together by our shared sense of the Korean homeland that continues to suffer under division [with the understanding that the concept of ‘home’ may vary]. We are part of the Korean diaspora spread throughout the globe made up of artists, filmmakers, teachers, students, workers, professionals, young families, etc. who believe in social justice.

http://www.nodutdol.org/

About CAAAV and the Waterfront Campaign

Founded in 1986 as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, CAAAV emerged in response to rising anti-Asian violence that was happening across the country and which clearly remains a problem today as we saw from the tragic shooting at the Sikh gurudwara in Wisconsin.  Building on its early work combating racial violence, CAAAV has broadened the scope of its work since the 1980s by training Asian American youth as community organizers, doing civic engagement work to build Asian American political power in New York City, incubating projects that have gone on to become their own prominent organizations, including the NYC Taxi Workers Alliance and Domestic Workers United, and, perhaps most importantly, organizing residents in Manhattan's Chinatown – youth, low-wage workers, and tenants – against community-wide displacement and gentrification in order to preserve Chinatown as a neighborhood for working-class Asian immigrants. 

As part of these efforts to preserve Manhattan's historic Chinatown community, CAAAV and other grassroots groups in Chinatown and the Lower East Side launched the OUR Waterfront Campaign in 2008 to fight Mayor Bloomberg's plan to gentrify the East River waterfront, and, instead, putting out a vision for a "People's Waterfront" rooted in the vision and the needs of community residents. 

And guess what - we won!
As a result of CAAAV and other grassroots efforts, the waterfront will be developed to provide more open, accessible, and affordable space for community residents and all New Yorkers. Among our victories are: 

  • open park space at Pier 35 (rather than the initial idea of a revenue generating cafe);
  • free recreational spaces under the FDR; and
  • $14 million to rehabilitate Pier 42 for community use (and all of this will be run by the Parks Department, not the Economic Development Corporation).

To celebrate these victories, on September 8th, CAAAV will bring together residents from Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and all over New York City for a walkathon fundraiser along the East River: Take Steps for Chinatown!
 

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To This Fundraiser

$960

MONEY RAISED
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  • Decap Po - Yaya

    $20

  • Jay

    $100

  • Cara

    $25

  • B

    $50

  • Josh

    $25

  • Brian's friend

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • UJ

    $10

  • Monica

    $50

  • Dave

    $50

  • Shlee Fox

    $10

  • Embolia Martinez

    $20

  • Jen and joe

    $50

  • Lisa and Wayne Wong

    $15

  • Andy

    $50

  • Juyeon JC

    $100

  • betsy

    $20

  • Sheba Caucasia

    $20

  • Larry

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric B

    $20

  • sharon chung

    $20

  • Camila

    $20

  • Doua

    $25

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128% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $960 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mark Ro

Amount Raised

$960

 

128% Raised of $750 Goal

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betsy yoon

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sharon chungsharon hung

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Donor Comments

Doua

Doua

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Camila

Camila

DONATION: $20

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sharon chung

sharon chung

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Eric B

Eric B

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Anonymous

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Larry

Larry

DONATION: $150

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Sheba Caucasia

Sheba Caucasia

DONATION: $20

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betsy

betsy

DONATION: $20

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Juyeon JC

Juyeon JC

DONATION: $100

Yay! Juyeon, Sunhui, Dokyu and Seonkyu are coming to walk with Nodutdol for CAAAV! 5 years ago

Andy

Andy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago