The pandemic has brought to light the failures of those in power and their level of care and action. The government failed in its role to provide inclusive and reliable resources so working-class communities can survive through a public health crisis. The housing crisis escalated and there was loss of jobs and financial instability. Even through all of this, CAAAV members continued to organize and demand safe and dignified homes and neighborhoods. Our members built power to hold a rent strike in one of the buildings we organize in Chinatown. We distributed PPE and emergency aid supplies. We expanded our public housing bases and built membership in Ravenswood Houses. Our members are still fighting for the cancellation of rent. With the same resiliency and leadership communities have demonstrated in the ongoing fight for our rights, working-class Asian immigrants will continue to grow grassroots power in NYC and lead the housing justice movement.
CAAAV is officially inviting you to this year’s Karaoke Battle on Thursday, May 27 from 7-9pm EST via Zoom! Yes, it’s that time of the year again! It’s karaoke time. The Karaoke Battle is a fundraiser party to support CAAAV, a grassroots organization that relies on your community support. It continues our tradition of bringing our community together. For the Karaoke Battle, supporters create teams that fundraise, then dress up and compete in a karaoke sing-off the night of the event.
This year, CAAAV is raising $25,000 to support CAAAV’s ongoing work in building the power of Asian working-class communities and building a housing justice movement. And that’s why our theme is Growing A Movement. Will you stand with working-class Asian immigrants and donate to CAAAV’s Growing a Movement fundraiser?
The Growing A Movement fundraiser will support us to continue to organize by building and sustaining long-term power within our communities across generations. We will grow the movement by challenging and fighting structural and capitalistic interests that leverage profit over safe and truly affordable housing.
It is more important than ever to resource Asian American grassroots organizing. We will be able to grow our movement stronger with member-led leadership and vision. And it is through organizing and grassroots power we will be able to have a safe community.
You can support in two ways:
1. Easily create a fundraising team page with your friends, colleagues, or family (click here: https://bit.ly/3uor8vk
and JOIN). You can then send the link to your fundraising page to your network so they could help reach your fundraising goal! And you can also compete in the karaoke battle by making a karaoke video (individually or with your team) and we'll share it during the night of the event!
2. Make a contribution by clicking DONATE: https://bit.ly/3uor8vk
3. Ticket Donation of $25 on our main fundraising page OR your friend's fundraising page: https://bit.ly/3uor8vk
DON'T FORGET TO RSVP HERE and share with your friends! We will send Zoom information to you! Join the event for a fun night of community bonding!
Please reach out to our Development and Operations Manager Sharmin if you have any questions: email@example.com