Left Forum 2012: Multiple Displacements: Neoliberalism, Gentrification, and Resistance in China, Chinatown and Beyond with Helena Wong
The left frequently refers to gentrification in the context of neoliberalism and the housing crisis in United States. However, land grabs are occurring all over the world for the purpose of "economic development." This panel will explore how local processes of gentrification interconnect with neoliberal capitalism by making connections between struggles against displacement in Chinatown of New York City and in China, looking at issues such as labor, housing, and migration in a global context. This is Part 1 of a two-part panel on Organizing Asian Communities, organized by CAAAV.
Helena became a CAAAV member as a high school youth in 1995 and joined staff in 2003. Helena formed CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union, a multigenerational organizing project that develops the leadership of Chinese residents to participate in the broader movement for social justice. She became CAAAV's executive director in 2010.
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