What: Photographs by E. Tammy Kim documenting the lives of tenants organized through CAAAV. Part of ACF's "OUR HAUS" series on housing and public space.
When: August 13 to 19, 2012 @ 11 East 52nd Street, NYC (Austrian Cultural Forum). Opening Wednesday, August 15th, at 6:30 PM. Regular viewing 10 AM to 6 PM.
Why: The Residents of 11 Allen Street were delivered eviction notices in January 2011. The reason: so the building could be developed into a luxury building. Since then, the residents have been organizing to stay in their homes. The photos in this art show are part of that struggle.
CAAAV is a grassroots social justice organization rooted in New York City's diverse Asian immigrant and refugee communities that fights for racial and economic justice. CAAAV founded the Chinatown Tenants Union in 2006 to organize neighborhood residents against gentrification and displacement. If you'd like to learn how to support the 11 Allen Street tenants, please contact CAAAV at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (212) 473-6485.
Community Development Project (at the Urban Justice Center) strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities. CDP partners with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives, and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.
Open City magazine is an online magazine about the new New York.
THANKS TO THE 11 ALLEN STREET TENANTS, ESTHER WANG/CAAAV, SHAFAQ ISLAM, LALI FOSTER, WON CHA, KAI MA/AAWW, & JULIA BONOMEO/GRACE MCAVOY/ACFNY FOR MAKING THIS SHOW POSSIBLE. For more information, contact E. Tammy Kim @ etkwrites.tumblr.com