Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Movement for Justice in El Barrio Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, November 22, 6 PM
Carleton University: 3400 Canal Building

MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE IN EL BARRIO
¡El Barrio No Se Vende! ¡Se Ama y Se Defiende!

Movement for Justice in El Barrio was founded in 2004 by immigrants and low-income people of color of East Harlem to fight for dignity and against neoliberal displacement. A majority- women of color organization, Movement operates on a commitment to self-determination, autonomy, and participatory democracy.

Driven by multi-national corporations and profit-seeking landlords, and facilitated by city officials, gentrification has swept through New York City, causing the wholesale displacement of low-income people of color and immigrants from their communities. East Harlem is experiencing a wave of harassment, abuse, and intimidation as greedy landlords attempt to evict community members from their homes in order to raise rents and increase profits. With over 1000 members, Movement has gone building-to-building to organize with their fellow neighbors to build a neighborhood-wide movement for dignity and justice—from below and to the left.

Event Notes: 

This event is organized by OPIRG Carleton. Find out more about us by visiting our website at www.opirgcarleton.org, or come by our office located at 326 UC. We are open 10AM-4PM Monday-Thursday. 

Addmission is free and the space is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact OPIRG Carleton at vopc@opirgcarleton.org at least 48 hours prior to the event and we will try our best to accomodate your needs. 

Kwe- OPIRG-Carleton wiin jeba Kitchi-sippi nisidotaagwad giinawind anokiiwin unceded Anishnabeg aki. OPIRG Carleton acknowledges we organize on land stolen as part of an ongoing project of genocide against Indigenous Peoples.

Posted on November 21, 2016 .