We Will Not Be Moved: Fighting Urban Displacement in New York's Chinatown
How is displacement happening in New York's Chinatown today? What is being done to fight it? What is the role of art in that struggle? How does this connect to Petaling Street?
Join us for a discussion with Huiying B. Chan, a Chinese American poet and community organizer from New York City. Huiying will share stories of Chinese immigrants fighting against evictions and landlord harassment to preserve a changing Chinatown. They will also connect this to Chinese diaspora communities globally from their current project studying Chinatowns around the world.
Huiying B. Chan 陳慧瑩 is a soft dandelion born and raised in NYC. Huiying is rooted in New York's Chinatown has worked with tenants to fight urban displacement both through organizing and the arts with the Chinatown Art Brigade and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. This past year, Huiying received a Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College to study Chinatowns around the world documenting stories of migration. This is part of their greater project exploring ideas of "home." They have been traveling solo for the past 11 months living in and meeting Chinese communities in Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.
You can find their writing on: rememberingourlight.wordpr