Cathy Dang

Cathy Dang has organized in labor and community-led development for nearly 15 years with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, the Retail Action Project, and other grassroots organizations.

She is formerly the Executive Director of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities where she developed a robust organizational infrastructure to lead campaigns on equitable rezoning, protecting dozens of Chinatown homes from predatory landlords and improving living conditions in NYC’s public housing. Cathy has played a critical role in shaping national alliances towards building greater political alignment on racial, gender and economic justice.

She is originally from Ridgewood, Queens and Los Angeles, California, and a daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese refugee parents who raised her in their nail salon in Downtown Brooklyn.

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