Highlights from ALP
The New York State eviction moratorium is set to end on January 15th while poor working class people still demand #canceltherents and face eviction. With our housing in the LGBTSTGNC community being so unstable - we are offering this list of resources that can provide you with knowledge and information about how to protect yourself in a housing crisis.
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.