It is an honor and a privilege to say hello to you as SRLP’s new Prisoner Justice Project Director. Since I first became involved in 2008, working with SRLP collective members, staff, and clients has helped me deepen my understanding that liberation is a process powerfully led by members of our community who are most […]
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Resisting violence with everyday abolition
Dear Community, I can barely bring myself to keep writing and editing this letter because our people keep being murdered. Friday night in New Orleans, we lost another community member, Penny Proud. We’ve already lost 6 trans women of color to violence in 2015. Michelle Vash Payne was murdered in Los Angeles, Ty Underwood in […]
SRLP Celebrates Community-Led Orgs on Our NYC Birth Certificate Victory
After more than 10 years of advocacy from community-led organizations, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has finally removed the requirement of surgery for changing the gender marker on a birth certificate. This is a huge victory. Since we opened our doors in 2002, SRLP has worked to remove this requirement. […]
Welcoming Sasha Alexander, SRLP Director of Membership, to carry forward a legacy of transformative justice and liberation.
In the week following the Trans Day of Remembrance, the National Week of Trans Awareness, and the National Day of Trans Action, I am honored to join the staff of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. And yet, my heart is heavy with the many folks we lost this year: Gizzy Fowler, Tiffany Edwards, Mia Henderson, […]
Thank you for supporting SRLP last night!
On behalf of all of us in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, thank you to everyone who supported our vital work and future at the Attorneys and Advocates Awards. We will post the photos to our Facebook page soon, so stay tuned! Congrats to ALP transjustice member Tanya Walker for her award from @SRLP !!! […]
Tonight: SRLP Attorneys and Advocates Awards 2014!
Tonight, November 18, 2014, we will celebrate a group of incredible organizers and attorneys. For more information and to register, visit http://srlp.org/awards2014. Honoring Judith Goldiner, Belkys Garcia, Kim Forte, Sumani Lanka, and Rebecca Novick – The Legal Aid Society Mary Eaton – Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP & Megan Hogan – Medicaid Advocate Elliott Fukui & Tanya […]
Take a Two Minute Action for Trans Lives!
Trans people born in New York City still can’t update our birth certificates to reflect our gender without undergoing invasive and often inaccessible surgeries. Without this change to our ID documents, trans people can face serious obstacles in accessing employment, housing, and basic services. Having documentation that doesn’t match our gender can often trigger bias, harassment, discrimination, or […]
Two Weeks Away: SRLP Awards on 11/18!
The SRLP Awards are just under two weeks away! We are all so excited to honor the fierce and brilliant organizers and advocates working to win access to safe and affordable healthcare for trans people. Please join us to celebrate our comrades and raise money to continue this work! Register today! For more information and […]
Meet SRLP legal intern, Kyle!
Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Kyle Rapiñan, Legal Intern for Immigrant Justice and Survival and Self-Determination! Pronouns: He/his and they/them What do you do to relax / have fun? I enjoy supporting the work that SRLP and other rad organizations pull off in New York City. The Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice houses some of […]
Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Statement at NY City Council Committee on Immigration Hearing on 10/15/14
New York City Council Committee on Immigration October 15, 2014 Hearing Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Testimony in support of Int. 0487-2014 Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation firstname.lastname@example.org My name is Juana Peralta from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. I am reading the statement of the Anti-Violence Advocates Coalition Against Deportation which is based on our letter […]