Jim Crow 2.0
nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.
devil stay pulling tricks.
We’re just over the $10,000 mark in our fundraiser for Tjhisha Ball and Angelia Mangum’s families to help with the costs of their funerals. We still need $7,000 more. Could you share this and donate? Even $1 helps and you can choose to make your name, donation, both, or neither private! We got this!
Please share you guys! Even if you can’t donate!
We are now at $10,449 with 8 days left to go. Please help if you can.
Signal boosting. The fundraiser needs $6500 to reach its goal!
The Red Umbrella Diaries is a feature documentary that tells the personal stories of seven LGBTQ New Yorkers who work in different sectors of the sex trade and come together to tell their tales on stage at Joe’s Pub.
We’ve been working on the film for more than a year and we are so excited to share the official trailer with you! We’ve been submitting the film to festivals and are aiming for a premiere in 2015. More info about the project and the cast is on our website: http://redumbrelladiaries.com/
Excited. Proud. Sex worker stories on film! A thing I have been working on for a while!
It’s Our Time Now: #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Image by: Gregg Deal
Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”
HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT I, PT II, PT III)
Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.
oh my god
Jesus Christ ….
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.
RIGHT!!!?!?? like we’re not playing a theoretical game here, we’re talking about people’s LIVES
One year after implementation, how are the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTIC) impacting people in the sex trades in NYC?
As sex workers concerned with economic justice, human rights, and challenging the prison industrial complex, Red Umbrella Project’s members have been doing observations in the Brooklyn and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to document what is happening within the system. On October 1, join us at Long Island University in Brooklyn for a free event to learn about our findings and get a copy of our report.
Much more info to come! On October 1 we’ll also be releasing the report online.
The event takes place October 1, 7-9 pm at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in the Health Sciences Building, Room HS 107. FREE. RSVP/info: https://www.facebook.com/events/544850512281784/
The production of this thing is dominating my life for the next month, along with the outreach and advocacy strategy for what happens after it is out in the world.