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Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement – History of Food as a Tool for Resistance

Community Food Action

As gentrification has escalated over the past couple of decades in New York City, the threat of displacement has come to feel inescapable, especially for low income people of color. The concept of who is ...

 

NYC board approves rent hikes on stabilized apartments

Community Action for Safe Apartments

After hundreds of tenants testified across the city about how rent increases are causing homelessness and displacement, the Rent Guidelines voted to increase rents by 1.5% for 1 year leases and 2.5% for 2 year ...

 

CASA Members Speak Out as Rent Guidelines Board votes to allow rent hikes on NYC rent-stabilized apartments

Community Action for Safe Apartments

CASA Leader Carmen Vega-Rivera speaks out on the compounding permanent increases through Major Capital Improvements and the increases voted upon by the Rent Guidelines Board. "When you combine all that and then you add a one-year ...

 

170 Farm Stand comes back Wednesday, July 11!

Community Food Action

July 11 – November 21, 2018 Every Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm, rain or shine! Corner of 170 St. & Townsend Ave, under the mural We accept cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC FMNP, Senior FMNP, and Health Bucks. Spend $5 with SNAP, and ...

 

Photo album - Community Partnerships and Health Equity panel

Community Food Action

At LISC NYC’s Community Partnerships and Health Equity event on April 18th, Community Food Action Program Director Taisy Conk and FoodCorps member July Alcantara sat on a panel about Communities for Healthy Food and the Communities for ...

 

Photo album - Junior Battle Chef Final Presentation

Community Food Action

Bronx Helpers middle school students who have been participating in Junior Battle Chef this year had their final presentation on May 21st. Two teams competed to prepare recipes that they had earned in program, and the ...

 

Reclaiming Traditional Diets

Community Food Action

In May and June, FoodCorps member July and Community Engagement Specialist Jenina co-facilitated a workshop they developed together called Reclaiming Traditional Diets at PS 294's Parent Cooking Club, which July facilitates every month, and at ...

 

CASA Leads Bronx Fight for a #RentFreeze from RGB

Community Action for Safe Apartments

Bronx tenants were out in force last night to tell the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) not to increase rents! For over 5 hours, tenant after tenant shared how pressures of displacement are forcing them out of ...