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March 12, 2016

NEW FILM ABOUT THE EAST HARLEM COMMUNITY FIGHT AGAINST MAYOR DE BLASIO’S POLICIES OF DISPLACEMENT

Filed under: Displacement, Movement for Justice in el Barrio, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 8:12 am

 

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 NEW FILM ABOUT THE EAST HARLEM COMMUNITY FIGHT AGAINST MAYOR DE BLASIO’S POLICIES OF DISPLACEMENT

 

FILM: “THE EAST HARLEM COMMUNITY FIGHT AGAINST THE MAYOR’S REZONING PLAN” 

 

 

Highlighted in this film are community members of El Barrio – women, children, whole families – as they take their struggle against the Mayor’s 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 colour, members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio – actively opposing an unjust 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 del Barrio – organized by Movement for Justice in El Barrio – a community driven democratic consultation about the Mayor’s rezoning plan which took place for nearly a year. The community 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 colour, led by women, coming together to protect their community and culture from the damaging rezoning plans being imposed by the Mayor and other local officials.

 

 

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