Lisette Le of Right to the City will be talking to us about her work at our January Activist meeting.
Right to the City is a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations that emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. Right to the City works on many issues, including: Land for People vs. Land for Speculation, Economic Justice, Indigenous Justice, Environmental Justice, Freedom from Police & State Harassment, Immigrant Justice, and Democracy and Participation.
Lisette Le is Right to the City’s Boston Region Coordinator. Lisette joined Right to the City in November 2010. Prior to joining Right to the City, she was the Civic Action Coordinator at the Chinese Progressive Association-Boston, where she was responsible for supporting CPA’s civic engagement and land use programming. A 1.5th generation Vietnamese American, Lisette grew up in Akron, Ohio and studied American Studies at Tufts University, with a focus on Asian American studies. Her first engagement in activism was fighting for ethnic studies on campus.
More info at… http://www.righttothecity.org/
2nd Thursday of (almost) every month.
7:00 to 8:00 pm Business meeting (Exec. Brd mtg – members welcome)
8:00 to 9:00 pm Activist meeting
at Encuentro 5/TecsChange
9B Hamilton Place, Ste 2A, Boston MA 02108 (MAP)
Park St T Stop – Hamilton place is the alley with the Orpheum Theatre at the end of it – one block toward Govt. Ctr beyond Winter St.
2nd buzzer from the bottom