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The East Harlem Community Fight Against the Mayor's Rezoning Plan

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 By Members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, Movement Videos | Video
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Also see: Organizing From Below in New York City and Globally Challenging Displacement From Above

Highlighted in this film are community members of El Barrio -- women, children, whole families -- as they take their struggle against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unfair and destructive policies of displacement from community meetings to press conferences to the streets. This new film documents the struggle of East Harlem residents -- predominantly immigrant women of color, members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio -- actively opposing an unfair and destructive rezoning plan that the mayor is attempting to impose from above and which, if enacted, will cause widespread displacement of long-term low-income community members.

Broad community opposition to the rezoning plan came out of the East Harlem community’s extensive Consulta -- organized by Movement for Justice in El Barrio -- a community-driven democratic consultation about themayor’s rezoning plan which took place for nearly a year where they developed both a position -- unanimous opposition to the mayor’s entire upzoning plan by the thousands who participated -- and a 10-Point Plan to Preserve Rent Stabilized Housing.

This is the powerful story of immigrants of color, led by women, coming together to protect their community and culture from the harmful rezoning plans being imposed by the mayor and other local officials.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a grassroots organization in East Harlem, founded by Latina immigrant mothers to fight back against the attack on affordable housing and displacement. Movement also combats multiple forms of oppression as they fight for dignified housing and justice.

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The East Harlem Community Fight Against the Mayor's Rezoning Plan

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 By Members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, Movement Videos | Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Also see: Organizing From Below in New York City and Globally Challenging Displacement From Above

Highlighted in this film are community members of El Barrio -- women, children, whole families -- as they take their struggle against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unfair and destructive policies of displacement from community meetings to press conferences to the streets. This new film documents the struggle of East Harlem residents -- predominantly immigrant women of color, members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio -- actively opposing an unfair and destructive rezoning plan that the mayor is attempting to impose from above and which, if enacted, will cause widespread displacement of long-term low-income community members.

Broad community opposition to the rezoning plan came out of the East Harlem community’s extensive Consulta -- organized by Movement for Justice in El Barrio -- a community-driven democratic consultation about themayor’s rezoning plan which took place for nearly a year where they developed both a position -- unanimous opposition to the mayor’s entire upzoning plan by the thousands who participated -- and a 10-Point Plan to Preserve Rent Stabilized Housing.

This is the powerful story of immigrants of color, led by women, coming together to protect their community and culture from the harmful rezoning plans being imposed by the mayor and other local officials.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a grassroots organization in East Harlem, founded by Latina immigrant mothers to fight back against the attack on affordable housing and displacement. Movement also combats multiple forms of oppression as they fight for dignified housing and justice.