[URBANTH-L]ANN: Summer Immigrant Housing Rights Internship in NYC
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Fri May 16 13:40:21 EDT 2008
From: Movement for Justice in El Barrio
<movementforjusticeinelbarrio at yahoo.com>
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Summer Community Organizing
Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio/Movement for
Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant-led multi-issue
organization fighting for justice in East Harlem, New
York. Movimiento was founded to fight against a
voracious trend towards gentrification that is
devouring low-income housing and displacing immigrant
families from their homes.
Through strategies such as protests and direct action,
litigation, and media outreach, Movimiento has
organized tenants to achieve hundreds of repairs and
has successfully challenged attempts by aggressive
landlords and multi-national corporations to illegally
evict them from their homes.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is offering this
exciting opportunity to young people committed to
social justice and interested in spending July and
August doing community organizing. The internship is
20 hours a week and pays $10 and hour. Intern's
activities will include doing outreach in the
community, helping organize tenant associations and
community forums, and researching community issues.
-Interns MUST be bilingual English/Spanish
-Must be between ages 15-23
-Must be able to work evenings and maintain a flexible
-No organizing experience necessary
To apply please send us an email at
movementforjusticeinelbarrio at yahoo.com including the
-A one-page essay on why you would like to organize
for social justice
-A resume or a one-paragraph biography.
For more information call: (212) 561-0555 or email
movementforjusticeinelbarrio at yahoo.com
Deadline for Applications is June 1st, 2008!!
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