Daring to Be Powerful is one of New York City's largest People of Color centered community organizing workshops. The Audre Lorde Project aims to build both individual and collective power to better challenge the multiple oppressions faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color communities. DTBP is our signature organizing institute for building skills, analysis of oppression & power, learning about current issues and campaigns to get involved with, and offering opportunities for strategizing and community organizing.
Highlights from ALP
ALP is hiring 5 Outreach Organizers and 1 Data Entry Associate for our fall 2021 campaign drive in support of ALP’s Brick by Brick Campaign, which works to ensure and increase access to safe, affordable, long term housing for all Trans and Gender Conforming People of Color in New York City. From September to November 2021, we will be conducting a base-building drive and are looking for people who can work with us to do outreach all over the city.
Please read this page to the end before applying at alp.org/BxB2021 by September 15th! Note: applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, and/or gender-nonconforming people of color (LGBTSTGNCPOC).
Our search is live – the Audre Lorde Project is looking to recruit a new wave of leaders to support LGBTSTGNC organizers of color in New York City! Currently, two full-time positions are open at ALP: Executive Leadership and a Manager of Finance and Operations!
It’s time to announce that after a combined 15 years of work at ALP that we, Co-Directors Cleopatra "from the Bronx" Jach and Maxwell Scales, will be transitioning out of the Audre Lorde Project on October 1, 2021. That’s still a long way from now, but it will be here sooner than we know.
We moved into these leadership positions officially in October 2019, and we knew that it was imperative to restore as much integrity, structure, and core values as possible back into the organization. After launching a much needed (and successful!) restoration period that addressed the cracks of transparency, conflict, and trauma, in October 2020, we announced to our board that it was time for us to start planning for transition. We feel that ALP, and its stakeholders (members, leaders, supporters, and allies), are ready to move into the opportunities we have established due to our diligent work. Going into ALP’s 25th year, we are in a place to really take in its profound legacy, honor, wins, and successes.
With 2021 well underway, we’re reflecting back on a tumultuous 12 months. You helped guide us through a year that began with the closing of our Manhattan space and saw us stretching ourselves to find new ways to maintain our connection and humanity with each other, across space and distance, amidst uprisings around the country and a global crisis.