Open City: Blogging Urban Change
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For the latest about meeting or program event dates, times, and agendas, please contact the sponsoring organization or community board directly. Celebrating Word No Tobacco Day with Korean Community Services The Korean Community Services along with the American Cancer Society, Asian Americans for Equality, the Child Center of New York, Chinese American Planning Council, Korean [...]

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Squadron Community Convention From State Senator Daniel Squadron: Please join me on Sunday, March 13th, for the third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention. I am hosting the convention at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Downtown Brooklyn, from 2:00-5:00PM. At the convention, I will ask you about your thoughts and ideas on legislative [...]

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For the latest about meeting or program event dates, times, and agendas, please contact the sponsoring organization or community board directly. CAAAV-CTU Lunar New Year Banquet Want to eat a 10-course meal, enjoy music and dancing, as well as learn more about our work? Come to our banquet! Sunday, 2/13 Tickets are $30 each. If [...]

Two Scholarships for Restaurant Owners and their Children

Two $1,000 scholarships for restaurant workers and children of restaurant workers are available from the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship, a program of the Asian Pacific Fund. The scholarship, founded in 2005, honors the values of Detroit restaurant owners Shui Kuen and Allen Chin through supporting the education aspirations of children of workers in [...]

Save the Date! 12/16/10: South Brooklyn Community Conversation

What: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON PLANYC FOR A GREENER, GREATER, BROOKLYN! Thursday, December 16th, 2010 6PM-8PM St. Michael’s RC Church, 352 42nd Street, Enter at Auditorium on 43rd St. R train to 45th and the D/N/R to 36th Please RSVP: Call 212-778-9770 or email CountMeIn@cityhall.nyc.gov What it’s about: Since 2007, the City of New York [...]

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For the latest about meeting dates, times, and agendas, please check in directly with the community board or hosting organization. Manhattan, Chinatown Working Group Full Meeting Monday, December 6, 2010, 4pm at American Legion Post 1291, 191-193 Canal Street, Floor 2 Manhattan, NYU “Visual Investigations” Graduate Seminar with Richard Sennett and Eric Klinenberg Dec 15 [...]

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A few important community board meetings are highlighted below.  For the latest about meeting dates, times, and agendas, please check in directly with the community board. Manhattan CB1 Waterfront Committee Meeting 11/15/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street Manhattan CB1 Seaport/ Civic Center Committee Meeting 11/16/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, [...]

Community Announcements

CWG Full Monthly Meeting: Chinatown Working Group Full Group Meeting Usually meets every first Monday of the month, 4-6pm. American Legion, 191-193 Canal Street, Floor 2. (212) 442-4008 / info@chinatownworkinggroup.org. CWG Steering Committee Meeting: Chinatown Working Group. Usually meets every second Wednesday of the month, 4-5:30pm. Community Board #1, 49-51 Chambers St, Rm. 709. (212) [...]

About Open City
Open City: Blogging Urban Change is an interdisciplinary neighborhood blog and community project coordinated by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Five commissioned writers, called Organizing Fellows, are working with community organizations and neighborhood folks in Manhattan’s Chinatown/Lower East Side (LES), Flushing, Queens, and Sunset Park, Brooklyn to collect oral histories and interviews, offer commentary about gentrification, neighborhood change, and produce new creative work around these themes. Read more.
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CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities was formed in 1986 (formerly known as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) as a response to an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes both in New York City and around the country (which included violence by police officers against Asians).
They have two offices – one in Manhattan’s Chinatown (which houses the Chinatown Tenants Union, and the new Asian Youth in Action organizing project) and the Youth Leadership Project office in the Bronx – and have members from all over the city. Over the years, CAAAV’s main campaigns have focused on community-based organizing work rooted in Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Although their advocacy and organizing work is focused mainly in Manhattan’s Chinatown and the northwest Bronx, CAAAV’s work also touches upon larger issues (such as affordable housing, war, and immigration) shaping communities all over the world: “Our work is primarily centered around issues facing New Yorkers, but always with a global analysis.”
CAAAV’s mission is to organize and build the power of working-class Asian immigrants, refugees, and youth to change concrete conditions and participate in a broader social justice movement. In the past, CAAAV’s work included organizing South Asian taxi drivers, Korean women workers, and Filipina domestic workers. Several of these organizing projects have gone on to become their own organizations, such as the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and Domestic Workers United. CAAAV’s current work focus on three different program areas: Read more.

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Community Announcements
Manhattan CB3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee
Monday, May 2 at 6:30 pm -- Rutgers Community Center, Gymnasium - 200 Madison Street (btwn Rutgers & Pike Sts)

Brooklyn CB7, Land Use/Landmarks Committee Regular meeting
Continued discussion on potential 8th Avenue rezoning

Manhattan CB3 Economic Development Committee Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm -- Community Board 3 Office - 59 East 4th Street (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)

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