This edition: "Here to Stay" + Melanie Wang's InterviewTweet
Original tape date: January 19, 2017.
First aired: January 19, 2017.
“Here to Stay”
This short documentary illustrates the effects of gentrification in Manhattan’s Chinatown as an elderly man and fellow tenants in endangered single-room occupancy building await the results of an anti-eviction lawsuit. (7 minutes)
The film, directed by ManSee Kong and produced by Third World Newsreel, is accompanied by an interview with Melanie Wang, the Chinatown Tenants Union -CTU Organizer. She describes her work organizing against tenant displacement, fighting gentrification, and advocating for housing policies that protect affordable housing for low-income tenants.
Melanie Wang Organizer, Chinatown Tenants Union - CTU