Ya'll know what it is... The duty to love and protect each other is a priority for liberation work! Join ALP for a Community Security Training in preparation for our Trans Day Action 2019!
At this training you will learn skills to act as part of ALP's Self Determined Community Safety (community security) Team. This involves de-escalation tactics, how to mobilize against arrest, holding a perimeter, meeting community members' varying needs, intervening on inter-community violence, and more.
DINNER & METROCARDS PROVIDED
Daring to be Powerful (DTBP) is one of NYC's best training on community organizing, power, & oppression for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two-Spirit Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People of Color! (LGBTSTGNC POC). The Audre Lorde Project aims to build both individual and collective power to better challenge the multiple oppressions faced by LGBTSTGNC POC communities. This training program therefore allows for skills-building, analysis of oppression, power & current issues, and offers opportunities for strategizing and additional investments in community organizing.
Come join us for our upcoming sessions. It is strongly suggested to take both Part 1 and 2 in order.
Love asks us to be tenacious, it asks us to be generous, it asks us to imagine being part of something bigger than ourselves. It asks us to forgive, to listen and revise obsolete ways and evolve in order to fully participate in the work ahead. It teaches us that in order to fully engage with the work of dismantling oppressive systems, we must care for ourselves, examine where we are replicating those systems, and love ourselves most of all by allowing transformation.
Those of you have participated in programs and events with the Audre Lorde Project may have noticed a sense of levity and warmth when we come together to heal ourselves, each other, and our communities. The act of gathering centers and sustains us, in resistance against daily microaggressions and trauma that are par for the course when resourcing ourselves to thrive in a hostile world. This month ALP showed up for protests around the brutal racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollet, as well as the ongoing assualt of neglect on our incarcerated communities at Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn.
Your contributions of time, thought, and resources keep our communities thriving. Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.
In this interview between Kade Cahe, The Audre Lorde Project’s Member Engagement and Leadership Coordinator and Janhavi Pakrashi, the Communications Coordinator, the discussion covers the role and impact of membership development at our organization. At the last Membership Orientation, Kade mobilized a group of 22 new members to participate in an informational gathering in which folks were grounded in the organizing principles of the Audre Lorde Project, in addition to having the opportunity to get to know our staff members and each other. During the gathering, folks broke into group exercises that set the tone for sharing and conceptualizing the roles they might envision for themselves as participants in intersectional feminist movement building.
Join us as we gather to celebrate Audre Lorde's 85th birthday and her lasting legacy in our community! We will also honor and celebrate our resilient LGBTSTGNC Communities of Color in New York. Come for dinner, drinks, cultural performances, dancing, and good company! This is a completely FREE event. The space is wheelchair accessible. Childcare can be provided upon request. Dinner will begin at 6pm & the program will start at 7:00pm! Our intergeneration event is open to all LGBTSTGNC POC and Allies!
ALP MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION
When: Wednesday, January 30th, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: ALP - Manhattan, 147 West 24th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY
Are you interested in becoming a member at the Audre Lorde Project, a home for community organizing for NYC’s LGBTSTGNC people? Join us for a membership orientation to learn more about our Membership Program, ways to join other programs at ALP, and for leadership development and political education opportunities.
First aid is the initial intervention administered to a person suffering from a sudden illness, attack, or injury, before professional medical help is available. The purpose of this First Aid Workshop is to discuss and demonstrate emergency skills to preserve life, prevent worsening or deterioration of a situation, and to promote recovery. This workshop does not provide management of activist-specific injuries or scenes control and does not lead to First-Aid CPR certification.