Since our founding, approximately every three years ALP has engaged in a strategic planning process. Over the last year, ALP board, staff and volunteer leadership developed a new strategic plan for the organization where we assessed community needs; discussed the local, national and global context of our work; evaluated ALP’s programs and organizational structure (including a community wide survey); and set a multi-year vision and plan for the organization. This plan builds on our previous work and history seeking to strengthen and build ALP as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) community organizing center.
One of the most exciting changes is that we’ve decided to move ALP to a staff structure with two Director positions. Over the next period Collette Carter and Kris Hayashi will serve as a Co-Director team for the Audre Lorde Project. This structure will provide the stability needed to guide and lead ALP through the transition into our new strategic plan as we revise structures, hire new positions, and launch new programming. We believe this change will strengthen our ability to advance ALP’s mission and will be much more sustainable over the long term. Collette Carter has been on staff with ALP in both programmatic and administrative roles and is a long time leader within the LGBTSTGNC POC communities in New York City. Kris Hayashi, previously served as ALP’s Executive Director.
Thank you to everyone for all your support of the Welfare Justice Campaign! To date we have collected over 1,300 petitions and postcards. The campaign has received support from New York City elected officials including Council Person Letitia James, Council Person Rosie Mendez, and Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
To date the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) still has not approved the procedure to prevent the rampant transphobic discrimination and harassment faced by Trans and Gender Non Conforming People on Public Assistance/Welfare.
Thank you to everyone who signed a Postcard to Commissioner Doar or Signed the Electronic Petition (Postcards and Petitions) over the last few months.
To continue to pressure the NYC Human Resources Administration we are now seeking campaign endorsers.
NO APPROVAL DATE IN SIGHT: PROCEDURE TO PREVENT TRANSPHOBIC DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/WELFARE
We're extremely excited to announce that on the morning of August 17th at Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Schwaitwald dropped both charges of disorderly conduct against Tiffany Jimenez. On May 17th 2009 Tiffany Jimenez and Jeanette Gray (Jg) were assaulted and subjected to homophobic harassment and verbal abuse by the officers from the 77th Precinct.
"I want to thank everyone for making this victory possible. I got all of my strength from the community because there were times I wanted to give up.&n
Update: NYPD summons still in place against Tiffany Jimenez despite lack of charges from Brooklyn DA
Case Set for Trial on August 17
On the night of the IFE lounge arrests the DA told the NYPD that they would not prosecute Tiffany Jimenez due to a lack of evidence that she had engaged in any criminal activity. However, in a highly irregular move, NYPD officers went ahead and wrote her two summons for disorderly conduct despite the DA's decision not to prosecute her on any criminal charges.
Call the Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (718) 250-2000 x 2202
Demand he Drop the Charges Against Tiffany Jimenez now!
Text us at 347-721-1309 to let us know that you've called
More information about today’s court appearance and press conference below….
Community Groups Outraged After Kings County District Attorney Office Fails to Follow Through on Commitment to Drop Charges Against Victim of Police Violence.
Call Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (718) 250-2000 and demand that he drop the charges against Tiffany Jimenez now!
NorthEast Two-Spirit Society and Audre Lorde Project’s Executive Director Forced from Manhattan Pride March
NEW YORK – The NorthEast Two-Spirit Society (NE2SS) and Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Audre Lorde Project were forcefully ejected from this year’s annual Heritage of Pride March in New York City yesterday.
On Tuesday FIERCE participated in a non-violent action at the Future of New York conference organized by the city's business sector. They were meeting today to create policy recommendations geared towards "strengthening the city's economy." We came, along with other grassroots organizations across the city, to say that the people of New York (queer and trans youth, homeless, workers, immigrants...) were being left out of this very important conversation.