My name is Loren. I have been organizing in the Trans/Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community for 3 years, and currently I am organizing with tenants in the Northwest Bronx Community Clergy Coalition as part of Public Allies. At my Partner Organization I work to stop displacement and gentrification by helping tenants learn their rights and how they can stand up to bad landlords. This work has been extremely difficult because we have to work within government institutions (like DHCR) and the law (housing court). These institutions are corrupt and meant to favor those with money (the landlords). I feel that this has been the biggest challenge for organizing and that in order to effectively create change we need to work outside of capitalism and work to dismantle it.
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