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Resourcing Our Communities is Resistance

Resourcing Our Communities is Resistance

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is committed to growing the ability of trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex community members who are people of color and low-income to advocate for themselves and better navigate state systems that are designed to marginalize and divide us. To assist our folks and their allies, we are pleased to release […]

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15 Systematic Policies and Legal Rules That SRLP Helped Change

It’s been almost 15 years since SRLP was founded as a multi-racial, trans-led collective organization working for economic, racial, and gender justice. You might not know that over the last 15 years SRLP has worked to win the following important victories: Morrill v. Morrill, establishing a transgender parent’s right to visit her children. Doe v. […]

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TGNCI communities and the effect of US v. Texas

By Anya Morgan and Susan Beaty, SRLP interns   The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas, a case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. This decision left in place a lower court injunction – meaning a ban or stoppage – against two programs, the […]

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SRLP’s Stefanie Rivera Speaks About Prisoners’ Rights in Latina Magazine

Stefanie Rivera, SRLP’s Director of Client Services, was recently interviewed by Latina magazine about the importance of centering prisoners’ justice and fighting oppressive systems. As Stefanie notes in the interview, “It’s important that we are aware of the injustices our brothers and sisters who are locked up in cages experience. It’s out of sight, so we […]

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Submit comments to show support for a proposed rule of the Affordable Care Act!

The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a proposed rule on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in certain health programs and activities. This proposed rule lifts multiple barriers trans people face when accessing healthcare such as u making it unlawful to categorically exclude or limit from coverage health services related to gender transitions […]

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SRLP’s Submission of Comments and Recommendations in Response to the Proposed Rulemaking Addressing Visitation, Packages, and Solitary

Below is the testimony submitted by staff attorney Mik Kinkead on behalf of Sylvia Rivera Law Project at the Board of Corrections hearing on October 16, 2015.   Re: Submission of Comments and Recommendations in Response to the Proposed Rulemaking Addressing Visitation, Packages, and Solitary Dear Chair Brezenoff and the NYC Board of Correction: The […]

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SRLP spoke up against solitary confinement and limitation on visitation rules at BOC hearing

On Friday, October 16, SRLP staff and members, including India, Natalia, Olympia and Xena, along with our allies such as the Jails Action Coalition, attended a Board of Corrections hearing to speak up against the Department of Correction’s attempt to increase the use of solitary confinement to over 30 days and its attempt to curtail visitation […]

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Stop Harsh New Restrictions on People in NYC Jails and Their Families!

The NYC Department of Corrections seeks to change rules to limit visitation and packages in NYC jails, which would negatively impact the conditions of those who are incarcerated and their friends and families. SRLP and many of our organizational friends and allies such as the Jails Action Coalition placed pressure on DOC’s governing body (the Board of Correction) to not vote on […]

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