ALP In the Media

ALP In the Media - Video: Audre Lorde Birthday Celebration

VIMEO, April 12, 2016 -

On Feb 18th The Audre Lorde Project in partnership with the Griot Circle celebrated Audre Lorde's 82nd Birthday at the BRIC house in Brooklyn. Crystal Waterton put together this beautiful video documenting the event.

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ALP In the Media - Video: Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves

Crystal Waterton, October 26, 2015 -

"Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves" was a vigil and flashmob coordinated by Audre Lorde Project to honor Black trans women, Black cis women, and Black gender non-conforming people lost to state violence. (December 2014)

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ALP In the Media - Video: Bed Stuy Pride 2015

Crystal Waterton, October 26, 2015 -

Our SafeOUTSide the System Collective coordinated our annual Bed Stuy Pride in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn this summer.

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ALP In the Media - Video: Bed Stuy Pride 2015

Vimeo, October 12, 2015 -

Thank you to Crystal Waterton for producing a video of this year's Bed Stuy Pride.

Statement from Tasha Amezcua, Safe OUTSide the System Coordinator

We have survived and are currently surviving racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny in Bed-Stuy. Audre Lorde said we were never meant to survive, but through our resilience and resistance, we are here, and we will resist, strategize, and strengthen our communities. As capitalism, white supremacy, and the state work to displace us, lock us up, deport and disappear us, and police our gender we will find each other, love each other, protect each other, and build communities, homes, and safety rooted in our rich and beautiful cultural traditions.

The Safe OUTside the System Collective hosts Bed Stuy Pride annually as a non-corporate community and family event, rooted in Bed Stuy’s Black cultural legacies of pride, resistance, and resilience. We build space to honor our ancestors we lost to homophobia, transphobia, racism, and the state, and to remember Bed Stuy’s history of resilience and resistance in the face of violent oppression.

We uplift the long legacy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color cultural work, such as art, performance, and healing, that has been a part of our neighborhoods, families, and communities long before gentrification, colonization, and the displacement of indigenous communities, and is a testament to the resilience of our people.

We are all we need to survive!

Thanks to all the artists, jewelry makers, healers, chefs, performers, poets, organizers, neighbors, and SOS members who made this Bed Stuy’s biggest pride! We hope you’ll join us next year. For more information, email sos@alp.org.

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ALP In the Media - Video: What Transgender People Want You to Know

CBS News, April 24, 2015 -

Check out our TransJustice Coordinator Elliott talking about Trans issues and terminology with CBS

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ALP In the Media - Video: What Transgender People Want You to Know

CBS News, April 24, 2015 -

TransJustice Coordinator Elliott talks about Trans issues and terminology with CBS News.

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ALP In the Media: The Audre Lorde Project Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

Audre Lorde Project, March 13, 2012 -

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 15, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) will commemorate its 15th anniversary with a community celebration. The event will take place at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, 7 – 10 p.m., and will feature a keynote address by activist and poet Chrystos and a performance by the Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

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ALP In the Media: Shoulder to Shoulder, Ending the Violence

Huffington Post, December 30, 2010 -

2010 brought what was reported as a "spike" in bias incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV/AIDS-affected people in New York City. As organizations who work day-to-day with LGBTQ we know that anti-LGBTQ violence has not suddenly increased, but has been rising steadily for decades: LGBTQ people face violence every day. What we did see in 2010 was a spike in the severity of violence that LGBTQ people face, more virulent hate speech from "community leaders," more media attention to LGBTQ youth suicides and violent homophobic attacks in Staten Island, the Bronx, Chelsea and the West Village, and more reports of the dangers that LGBTQ youth face in school.

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ALP In the Media - Audio: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers – Podcast Episode 24

Red Umbrella Diaries, December 20, 2010 -

Episode 24 is a special edition of the Red Umbrella Diaries podcast, featuring select speeches from the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers event held in New York at theMetropolitan Community Church on December 17, 2010. The event was organized by SWOP-NYC and was one ofdozens of events taking place around the world. Audacia Ray hosted the evening, and the Red Umbrella Project was a co-sponsor, along with the Anti-Violence Project, Audre Lorde Project, Babeland, Counterpublic Collective, FIERCE, MADRE, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, The Queer Commons, PONY (Prostitutes of New York), PROS Network, SAFER, Sex Work Awareness, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, SWANK (Sex Workers Action New York), SWITCH, SWOP-NYC (Sex Workers Outreach Project – NYC Chapter), The Space at Tompkins, and the Third Wave Foundation.

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ALP In the Media: At The Helm

Go Magazine, December 17, 2010 -

These dynamos lead some of America’s most influential nonprofit organizations—they are fighting the good fight and their work enriches our lives in countless ways.

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ALP In the Media - Video: From Then to Now: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Movements. A talk by Miss Major

YouTube, November 11, 2010 -

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice and the Audre Lorde Project, welcomed MISS MAJOR to speak to our communities about the past, present and future of TGNC movements!

Miss Major spoke about her personal life experiences and analysis around organizing within TGNC communities. This was a special opportunity to come together and to honor the history and support the future of TGNC communities.

Miss Major is a black, formerly incarcerated, male-to-female transgender elder. Miss Major was at the Stonewall uprisings in ’69, and became politicized in the aftermath at Attica. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over forty years, mentoring and empowering many of today’s transgender leaders, from coast to coast.

Currently, Miss Major is the Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project in San Francisco, CA (http://tgijp.org/) where she instills hope and a belief in a better future to the girls that are currently incarcerated and those coming home.

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ALP In the Media - Audio: From Then to Now: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

OUT FM, November 11, 2010 -

Listen to Miss Major speak about Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Communities!

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ALP In the Media: The Winning Team: The Welfare Justice Campaign Trains Human Resource Administration on Policy to Address Discrimination Against Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

Sylvia Rivera Law Project , October 19, 2010 -

On October 15th, following the historic and successful organizing campaign to make the Human Resources Administration pass a policy to stop discrimination against trans and gender non conforming people seeking HRA services, members from the Welfare Justice Campaign traveled to the HRA training headquarters in Queens, NY to train workers on the policy.

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ALP In the Media: Transgender Community Turns Up Heat on NYC Welfare Agency

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, September 10, 2009 -

New York City’s transgender community is making another push in its four-year-old campaign to force New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) to implement a policy to address discrimination and harassment of trans and gender non-conforming people.

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ALP In the Media: TransJustice Now!

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, July 1, 2009 -

Hundreds gather in support of transgender rights, target HRA feet-dragging; GENDA update (or lack thereof)

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