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Betty Yu - Bio

Betty is a longtime community based media maker, educator and organizer. She currently works as a Community Outreach & Media Specialist at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Manhattan's public access organization in New York City. At MNN, she provides media making tools and resources to community based organizations through video production training & a Community Media Grants program. She is committed to helping grassroots organizations use media to advance their organizing and social justice work. Most recently, she has been one of the lead organizers in the Save Public Access TV campaign in New York, organizing individuals & organizations to any legislation that can threaten Community Access TV, a valuable media resource to the social change movement.

In addition to serving on Working Films’ Board, Betty is on the Board of Directors & Community Funding Board of the North Star Fund, a progressive foundation that supports organizations doing grassroots social justice movement building work. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Chinese Staff and Workers‚ Association (CSWA), a 27 year old workers' center organizing Chinese immigrant workers to fight sweatshop conditions in New York City's Chinatown. For over 10 years, Betty has been active with CSWA, a membership based organization advancing the human rights of working people to challenge the rising tide of exploitation in Chinatown and beyond.


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