Team Synthia

Watch SRLP’s video with Laverne Cox on Buzzfeed and take action

Earlier today, BuzzFeed premiered a new video by SRLP featuring Laverne Cox reading a personal letter from SRLP client and Prisoner Advisory Committee Member Synthia China Blast as she discusses the importance of external support from community and family during her incarceration. Will you watch the video and take action? Recently Solitary Watch published two […]

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SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams Train NYC HRA!

Today SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams provided a successful training to NYC Human Resources Administration directors! HRA staff left feeling inspired to continue these trainings with their coworkers and invite SRLP back for a 2.0 training next spring. This trans 101 training covered general cultural competency issues; pervasive cultural messages that reinforce gender norms and sensationalize trans […]

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Solitary confinement, “a cruel and unusual punishment that benefits no one…nothing about it rehabilitates…”

Dee Dee Webber survives in an isolated cell  for at least 23 hours every day, without human interaction. She is a trans woman in a prison for men, and she has been in solitary confinement for the past 4 years. Webber’s discussion of her experiences in Involuntary Protective Custody helps to illustrate some of the […]

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SRLP Demands an End to Punitive Solitary Confinement!

Trans people in prison are often placed in punitive isolation, where they face additional psychological, physical, and sexual violence. SRLP is building a campaign to end the use of punitive solitary confinement. Read this article from Solitary Watch News by Aviva Stahl with comments from SRLP’s Alisha Williams and SRLP collective member Mik Kinkead. Stay tuned for […]

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Upcoming SRLP New Member Orientation on August 11th!

If you’re curious to learn more about SRLP’s work and how you can get involved, join us for a new member orientation on Monday, August 11th from 1-2pm . CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. **The new member orientation is FREE and ALL are welcome** Snacks and Metrocards provided TRAINS: F, M, E, C, R, N, 1 What […]

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SRLP’s Pooja Gehi Says Goodbye For Now!

Dear Friends,  Comrades, and Community, On Friday, August 15, after 8 incredible years together, I will be taking off my hat as the Director of Immigrant Justice at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. It has been an honor to work with you, struggle with you, and learn with you in our movement for the liberation […]

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Meet Natalia Shevin, SRLP Summer Intern!

Learn some fun facts about one of our summer interns! To apply for an SRLP internship visit:   Name, Pronouns, Position and Team at SRLP Natalia, They, Fundraising & Finance Intern What do you do to relax? Read Elephant and Piggie books  – an amazing children’s series that can make me laugh more than […]

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Meet Serena Valentino, SRLP Summer Intern!

Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Serena, Movement Building Team intern. Pronouns: she/her or they/them What do you do to relax / have fun? I get distracted soo easily and (when I have time) it’s really nice to let myself switch gears whenever I feel like it, and get pulled into whatever things I want […]

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Interested in fundraising and communications at SRLP? Wanna learn more?

The Fundraising and Finance Team at SRLP is accepting applications for volunteers and interns for fall 2014! Interns will develop and build skills in the following areas: – Planning our upcoming Attorneys and Advocates Awards, a major fundraising and community engagement event in November – Working on our end-of-year grassroots fundraising campaign by building relationships with […]

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