Based in Manhattan's Chinatown and Lower East Side, Art Against Displacement AAD is a coalition of artists and arts professionals that seeks to amplify the demands of those whose lives and livelihoods are placed at risk by predatory development and resettlement, and to work in solidarity with grassroots organizations toward community-led rezoning. The group affirms that gentrification is not an inevitable effect of urban development, and refuses to let the work of cultural producers be instrumentalized towards the displacement of long-term residents and businesses.
AAD is a member of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side. AAD supports the passing of the Chinatown Working Group's Rezoning Plan in full.
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