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SRLP’s new Prisoner Justice Project Director, Mik Kinkead

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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“INCARCERATED PEOPLE CAN’T BREATHE”

We need you. The criminalization and violence against low-income/trans/communities of color like the murders of Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Mike Brown, and Gizzy Fowler are felt by our communities on the inside. The brutality of state and police harassment is directly connected to the prison industrial complex and its expansion. Please READ and SIGN Jails Action Coalition’s […]

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Sasha Alexander

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, […]

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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 […]

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Kyle

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 […]

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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 antiviolencenyc@gmail.com 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 […]

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SRLP Commends New York City Council on Proposed Birth Certificate Policy

Since the Sylvia Rivera Law Project opened our doors in 2002, we have been at the forefront of the battle to make birth certificate changes more accessible to transgender people. Since 1970, New York City and State’s rules for a person changing their gender on their birth certificate had been very restrictive, requiring extensive evidence of invasive […]

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THIS THURSDAY 10/2: SRLP’s Last Drop-In Until February 2015

If you are a transgender or gender nonconforming person and you need legal services, come to SRLP this Thursday, October 2 for the last drop-in of the year. SRLP’s drop-in hours will be closed from October 6, 2014 – February 2, 2015. Drop-in will re-open February 5, 2015. If you need legal services, but cannot […]

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