Plenary Speaker: Lydia Lowe

LydiaLydia Lowe is the Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), a grass-roots organization that works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond.

During her years at CPA, she has co-founded its Workers Center for immigrant workers to organize for their rights; helped to establish a policy of multilingual access to public meetings in the City of Boston, worked with Chinatown residents and local officials to preserve over a thousand units of affordable housing, and helped Boston’s Chinese and Vietnamese-speaking voters gain bilingual ballots to ensure equal access to the voting booth.

Lydia’s currently involved with coalition-building efforts of the Right to the City Boston (RTCB). RTCB seeks to develop a unified platform of transformative demands, focusing on issues of resident empowerment, economic justice and gentrification.

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