AYPAL leads action with local union to fight gentrification!

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“This hotel, it represents imperialism. They’re coming to a place that they don’t really know and they’re taking up the resources that this community desperately needs.”

– Jason Le, AYPAL Youth Leader.

While private developers try and tear our communities apart, AYPAL and Unite HERE / Local 2850 are building ours up! That’s exactly what we did last Thursday February 11th at the site of an empty lot in Chinatown proposed to become a Hampton Inn hotel by a poverty wage developer.

Check out photos of speeches from AYPAL youth leaders and Unite HERE members, us playing games with each other, and visioning what OUR community wants to see here instead of a hotel! All photos shot by Melanie Cervantes.

Peep links to other photos, and write-ups on this story in the NEWS below:
https://oaklandnorth.net/2016/02/12/oakland-residents-continue-to-oppose-proposed-hampton-inn-construction/

http://blog.sfgate.com/inoakland/2016/02/12/possible-hampton-inn-hotel-construction-met-with-opposition-from-oakland-residents/

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2016/02/11/hotel-workers-and-chinatown-groups-urge-city-not-to-approve-new-hotel

Stay tuned for more on how you can join us in the fight for Oakland!

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