Program 39: WUFF @ CASA in The Bronx - We Fight Gentrification & Save Working People's Homes
CASA: Community Action for Safe Apartments
Films by and about CASA - Community Action for Safe Apartments, in The Bronx. CASA works with tenants to make sure they know their rights when landlords are trying to push them out in order to gentrify their neighborhoods.
We Know What We Want - The Story of CASA - Hundreds of Bronx residents, faith leaders, union members, local artists and community members from CASA and 10 other community organizations came out in force to push for a housing plan that is affordable to the people that live here. At the Bronx Borough President’s hearing in November, the people of the Bronx stood united to stop the Mayor’s Housing Plan. (2015, 4 min)
Jerome Avenue Workers - The story of the community's fight to stop the gentrification and redevelopment of The Bronx in a way which would push current working families further out of the city. (2015, 12 min)
Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor - This film takes us on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York City. Judith exposes the routine obstacles she and her fellow immigrant vendors face daily on the city's streets and reveals her own struggles and hopes as an immigrant worker, mother, activist and community organizer. (2013, 17 min)
All programming to be followed by a Q&A w. CASA's Susanna Blankey and other guests.