NYCHA Tenants and Columbia Students Protest Columbia’s Gentrification of Harlem

On September 22, NYCHA tenants from United Front Against Displacement and Columbia students came together to protest Columbia University’s gentrification of Harlem.

You can read and sign onto the demands here.

Organized by UFAD, Student Worker Solidarity, and Housing Equity Project.

Album of photos of protest by Joshua Wang (Instagram: @_joshuawang_ and @_phojo)

Yesterday, NYCHA tenants of UFAD and Columbia students joined together to protest @Columbia’s predatory expansion into Harlem and the gentrification and displacement it has caused for decades.

Veronica, a resident of Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, opened the protest by singing “We Shall Overcome”

Matthew, UFAD member from Manhattanville, spoke about how the ruling elite who run this system keep housing off the market. There are 17 million empty houses in the US today. He also spoke about how universities like @Columbia are major forces of gentrification in cities like NYC

No to privatization!

Dare to struggle, dare to win!

Originally tweeted by The United Front Against Displacement (@TheUfad) on September 23, 2022.

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