by Eddie Wong. Posted March 22, 2023.
There’s no better way to popularize a cause than to create a video that conveys the spirit of the people fighting to save their community. This is exactly what the Philly Community Access Media released today. Share it with friends. Here’s what the No Arena in Chinatown Solidarity Group (NACS Philly) says about their video:
Produced by the No Arena in Chinatown Solidarity group (NACS Philly), this parody music video was an all-volunteer and extremely lively labor of love and commitment, including people who have been fighting predatory development plans in many parts of the city and over many years, and people who are newly activated by and furious about this latest affront to Chinatown, a precious community of color. Increasing numbers of creative and skilled people are contributing their talents to this movement to #SaveChinatown. Get involved: linktr.ee/nacsphilly Follow @nacsphilly on IG #NoArenaInChinatown No More Wrecking Balls (2023) Produced by No Arena in Chinatown Solidarity.
Representatives from No Arena in Chinatown, Asian Americans United, Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance, POWER Interfaith, Students for the Preservation of Chinatown, Save the UC Townhomes, Positive Movement Entertainment, and Philly CAM joined together to create a parody music video encouraging public opposition to the proposed arena that billionaires want to build in the heart of our city, which would threaten the existence of Chinatown and small businesses in the surrounding area.
Stay tuned, we’ll be following this issue throughout the year.
SPOC rally photo from Wawusi Ture Facebook post announcing March 3, 2023 rally against billionaire developer David Adelman at Campus Apartments, Philadelphia.