HELP US RAISE $15,000 BY NOVEMBER 8TH!
Last summer, a 36 year old trans woman walked into the office of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project seeking services. After being incarcerated for over 20 years she needed help adjusting to life on the outside. While in prison, she'd been an active member of our Prisoner Advisory Committee - a network of 70 incarcerated Trans, Gender Nonconforming, Intersex and allied folks who help shape SRLP’s policy work – and had received many cards offering words of encouragement, solidarity and hope from SRLP’s prisoner penpal project. These correspondences and political activism were her lifeline in an otherwise violent and isolating environment and provided the community connection she’d been longing for. It comes as no surprise that, upon her release, SRLP was her first stop. Today, more than a year later, she’s integral in organizing the same penpal event that she benefited from years ago and plays an active role in our Movement Building Team.
For the last ten years, SRLP has been one of few trans-led organizations in the country, where stories like these are common. In celebration of our 10 year milestone, we’re looking forward to ten more years of providing free, respectful and affirming legal services, while organizing to change the transphobic culture of institutions that affect the daily lives of TGNCI communities.
The SRLP 10 Indiegogo Campaign is a month-long fund-raising drive leading up to our 10th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, November 8 @ 1199 SEIU, NYC. This is your opportunity to support the Sylvia Rivera Law Project's important work of increasing the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES OUR ADVOCACY AND MOVEMENT WORK POSSIBLE!
Fund a client’s name change – $30 will cover the publication cost to complete one client’s name change.
Fund transportation – $45 will cover the cost of Metro cards for ten people who otherwise could not afford to come to our offices or attend our monthly Know Your Rights workshops.
Fund a client’s citizenship - $80 will cover one of the fees that immigrants must pay to apply for a green card.
Help us travel to those who can’t come to us - $250 will cover the costs of one staff person’s travel upstate to meet with incarcerated clients or to hold a clinic in an area without other legal resources for our communities.
Support our Prisoner Name Change Project - $700 will cover the appeal costs of challenging the denial of a name change.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Donate today! Be one of 25 people to donate just $20 each and help us meet our daily goal of $500.
Spread the word. Post this on your Facebook page, Twitter, blog or website and tell your friends/family about it!
Become a sponsor by buying an Ad in our program book. Sponsors of SRLP's 10th Anniversary Celebration receive fun perks.
Attend the Celebration on November 8th! Join us in commemorating our 10 year milestone.
*Video by Yvette Choy*
**Image by Jamie Stafford-Hill**
MORE ABOUT SRLP's 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
To purchase tickets, RSVP or sponsor SRLP 10 visit http://srlp.org/srlp10
Check us out on Facebook!
November 8, 2012
310 West 43rd Street, NYC
$20 –$100 (sliding scale, no one turned away)
For the past ten years, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project has been providing legal services to hundreds of poor people and people of color facing homelessness, police violence, prison and immigration enforcement. We have been an active part of a vibrant movement aimed at transforming marginalizing cultures and practices, dismantling oppressive institutions and systems, and building power for gender self-determination and community liberation.
On November 8th, 2012, we will reflect on and celebrate this history, as well as honor community advocates and artists whose efforts increase the political leadership of low-income and people of color who are trans, gender non-conforming or intersex.
Janet Mock, writer, former People.com editor, and advocate fighting
for #girlslikeus, Lorena Borjas, transgender Latina activist, grassroots
organizer, and founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Stefanie Rivera, community activist and SRLP board member, Collette Carter & Kris Hayashi, former Co-directors of the Audre Lorde Project.
Janet Mock, Lorena Borjas, and Dean Spade founder of the Sylvia Rivera
AB Soto, M. Lamar, Malik
Gaines, Diana Taylor and Chanel.
DJ Ushka and DJ Nopales.
Team on This Campaign: