We invite you to the official launch party of the 'Housing for the People! Mapping Project' which features a bilingual interactive map, video stories of tenant leaders and sites of resistance that center placekeeping efforts in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
The interactive map, know your housing rights videos and placekeeping stories were done in collaboration with the Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) and will be used as an organizing tool to protect families in rent-stabilized homes and preserve the history of Chinatown. In a series of workshops, CTU members helped to map places in Chinatown that are important to the community, under threat of erasure, or are spaces of activism and resilience. We hope all tenants in the neighborhood will be able to use this map as a tool to mobilize other tenants to stop evictions, share information about tenant rights and fight gentrification. At the launch, we will also reveal a timeline of CAAAV's thirty-five-year history of radical organizing done in collaboration with the archives team. There will be a guided tour of the timeline led by Minju Bae.