Event Title

The Hood Takeover: New York City’s Housing and Gentrification Organizing in the Face of Non-Profit Surveillance

Presenter Information

Katrina Cortes, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A254

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-25-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 5:15 PM

Abstract

This project examines gentrification and the struggle for immigrant housing rights through the work of two community organizations: Make the Road New York and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. I also analyze the structural limitations of the “Non-Profit Industrial Complex” (NIC), within which neoliberal policies hold non-profit organizations accountable to their funding sources, rather than their communities. How can these organizations navigate and strategize for the systematic empowerment of marginalized communities while working with neoliberal funding? I specifically analyze Make the Road and CAAAV’s methods of working around the limitations of the NIC and seek to understand how gentrification is displacing low-income Latino and Asian communities within New York City.

Notes

Session III, Panel 14 - Commerce, Action, Identity: Studies in the Politics of Economics
Moderator: James Dobbins, James H. Fairchild Professor of East Asian Studies

Major

Comparative American Studies

Advisor(s)

Pablo Mitchell, Comparative American Studies; History

Project Mentor(s)

Gina Perez, Comparative American Studies

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Apr 25th, 4:00 PM Apr 25th, 5:15 PM

The Hood Takeover: New York City’s Housing and Gentrification Organizing in the Face of Non-Profit Surveillance

Science Center, A254

This project examines gentrification and the struggle for immigrant housing rights through the work of two community organizations: Make the Road New York and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. I also analyze the structural limitations of the “Non-Profit Industrial Complex” (NIC), within which neoliberal policies hold non-profit organizations accountable to their funding sources, rather than their communities. How can these organizations navigate and strategize for the systematic empowerment of marginalized communities while working with neoliberal funding? I specifically analyze Make the Road and CAAAV’s methods of working around the limitations of the NIC and seek to understand how gentrification is displacing low-income Latino and Asian communities within New York City.