Juana and Rage

Welcome to SRLP, Rage & Juana!

This fall is a time of exciting transitions here at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.This month, Rage Kidvai and Juana Paola Peralta joined the SRLP staff, bringing their deep commitment and vibrant energy to our work providing free legal services and building movement power with low-income transgender people and transgender people of color. Please join me […]

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Emma Caterine

Welcome to SRLP, Emma Caterine!

Please join SRLP in welcoming Emma Caterine, who will be working with Alisha Williams on the Prisoner Justice Project this fall! Name, Pronouns, Position and Team at SRLP Emma Caterine, she/her/hers, Consultant, Prisoner Justice Project What do you do to relax / have fun? I read and write science fiction: I just finished Ancillary Justice, the first of […]

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Serena and Natalia working on Toilet Training Guide

Thank You, SRLP Summer 2014 Interns and Volunteers!

Thanks to our summer interns, SRLP is looking back on a big summer of campaign actions, membership orientations, team meetings, client casework, new and improved activist and educational resources, letters to incarcerated community members, and so much more. Thank you all for committing your time, energy, and heart to the survival, wellness, and self-determination of transgender and […]

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julie front desk angel

TODAY: SRLP Legal Services Drop-In Hours CLOSED 8/21/14

SRLP will not be having drop-in hours on Thursday, August 21st. We apologize for the inconvenience! Drop-in hours will be begin again next Thursday, August 28th. Our office is located at 147 WEST 24TH STREET, 5TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10011. Walk-ins are welcome, but please call ahead if you can! Call 212-337-8550, extension 308. About […]

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Sisterhood is more than siblinghood, for Prisoner Advisory Committee Member Synthia

Unable to support her sister in person, Synthia sends her love and encouragement from behind bars, through this prayer. “A Prayer,” by Ms. Synthia China Blast Dedicated to Rebecca Oshun-Leti Morales. I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood are conditions […]

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SRLP staff present a training

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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SRLP May Day

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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