APA Event: Housing and Community after Hurricane Sandy

As Chinatown and other communities are still recovering from Sandy, join longtime activists, advocates, writers, and photographers to discuss the effects of natural disasters and poverty on low-income communities of color in New York City. When: Monday, 12/3 @ 7pm

Where: NYU A/P/A Institute @ 8 Washington Mews, between University Place and 5th Avenue (north of Washington Square North & south of 8th Street) Panelists include:

-Jason Chan, Organizer, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

-Bethany Li, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

-Alisa Pizarro, Public Housing Resident and Organizer, Red Hook Initiative

-Damaris Reyes, Executive Director, Good Old Lower East Side

-Garrett Wright, Staff Attorney, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center

With introductory remarks by Suketu Mehta, author of the critically-acclaimed Maximum City, and photographs by Open City magazine contributors Gina Chung, E. Tammy Kim, and Yuko Torihara. Curated by E. Tammy Kim.

Cosponsored by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, Good Old Lower East Side, Open City magazine of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and Red Hook Initiative.

RSVP by Friday, November 30 at www.apa.nyu.edu/events, apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, or 212.992.9653.