We’d love for y’all to check out this video resource we co-created with Survived & Punished, Mariame Kaba and BCRW about Alisha’s case back in 2017/2018: https://vimeo.com/255412331 This video was conceived by Mariame Kaba and narrated by CeCe McDonald. Directed and produced by Dean Spade and Hope Dector. Audio editing by Lewis Wallace. Artwork andContinue reading “Alisha Walker: Survived & Punished”
The International Whores Day NYC recap video is here! Watch and share widely! Video link here: #IWDNYC2020 A recap of the 2020 IWD Digital Rally staged by NYC and Philly sex working organizers. We invited you to protest, celebrate, support, and flood our feeds with messages of love and solidarity with sex workers — youContinue reading “Watch: IWD 2020 Digital Rally recap video!”
Starting at 10AM cst! Call throughout the afternoon! Phone/Email/Fax Jam for LeLe + demanding an end to solitary confinement (aka SEG) + the immediate release of everyone caged inside IDOC! Sample Letter/Email/Fax/Call Script: My name is _______, and I’m (calling/writing) to demand an end to solitary confinement (aka “SEG”) and retaliation against the self-organizing amongstContinue reading “July 8 // Actions to support Alisha!”
From Project NIA: This conversation between Dr. Beth Richie, Moni Cosby & Rachel Caïdor is excellent. It kicks off Love & Protect & Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration’s Prison Is Gender Violence, Free All Survivors Week of Action. It addresses the ways that prison IS gender violence, and why we must work toward abolition ifContinue reading ““Prison Is Abuse: Understanding Prisons, Abuse of Power, and Control” Virtual Discussion”
Did y’all know Give OUT Day is the only national online day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community? We know our queer, trans, and gender non-conforming communities of color have consistently been the first ones throwing down for each other before & during the pandemic and uprisings. We also know that the police use sex work criminalization toContinue reading “Have you heard about Give OUT Day?”
We’ve got an ask from our comrades at Hacking//Hustling! Take action today! If putting senators on blast is your thing, we need you to add this demand to your roster! The government is coming for internet privacy (again), and we gotta push back in every way! More details at the link!
ICYMI one of our organizers and several of their dear comrades talked zine making (including Alisha’s!!!) and sex worker organizing! This live conversation and Q&A around artmaking as resistance, mutual aid, and “whorestories” of zine-making took place on June 3 in conjunction with International Whores Day NYC 2020 Digital Rally. The recorded conversation can beContinue reading “Recording Now Available: DIY Resistance: Sex Workers + Organizers Talk Artmaking and Mutual Aid for International Whores’ Day”
NYC! There’s a Callen-Lorde Community Health Center “pop up” clinic for SWers running through the end of June w/ a vetted + trusted provider! The next drop in date is Friday, 6/19! You can walk into Chelsea location between 9am-3pm (356 W 18th St) or schedule a telehealth call at http://callen-lorde.org/swclinic
We are amplifying #8toAbolition “While communities across the country mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Jamel Floyd, and so many more Black victims of police murder, Campaign Zero released its 8 Can’t Wait campaign, offering a set of eight reforms they claim would reduce police killings by 72%. As police and prisonContinue reading “#8ToAbolition”
To honor and celebrate the resilience of the NYC sex working communities who continuously care for and provide mutual aid to one another, a group of sex workers and comrades are making a zine. Download the zine here.
The official clemency process is dubious and daunting, but we’re still pursuing it. If you’re an anti-racist lawyer who’s serious about showing up (ie down to advise and help file pro bono) for incarcerated sex working people, get in touch. As we navigate those “official” channels, help support our popular defense campaign by putting pressureContinue reading “Clemency Process Update”
We wanted to thank everyone for joining us for Survived and Punished’s #FreeThemAll: Defending Criminalized Survivors Webinar! Special thanks to all the amazing speakers + organizers for sharing their knowledge and campaigns! Here’s the webinar recording if you weren’t able to join!
Check out @survivepunish‘s “#FreeThemAll: Defending Criminalized Survivors” Webinar –one of our organizers talks about Alisha’s case and shares updates from her! Watch here.
TAKE ACTION: We’re joining the movement to demand Gavin Newsom, JB Pritzker, Governor Andrew Cuomo grant #ClemencyNow to all those vulnerable to #COVID19 (EVERYONE IN JAILS/PRISONS). This is a public health crisis & it’s been time to #LetThemGo #ClemencyCoast2Coast #FreeThemAll4PublicHealth Use the toolkit at bit.ly/ClemencyCoast2Coast to get involved!
The recorded video presentation from a community education call, “WTF is Earn It?” is now live! Check the link above! Hacking//Hustling will be updating this page constantly as new resources, actions, and information about stopping the Earn It bill develop!
From Black and Pink: Milwaukee: Check out this #freechrystul postcard – gratitude to Cell Block to City Block Sacramento for artwork! Great for card/letter writing events! More resources coming soon! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VwwNCT6tl40u8CxScrspgm1y8wSyaoJN/view
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OlRrrm2fkk7sjKyRiTwxrdBKQY58eIooc62_OtWsKRs/edit This is our working document of best practices for writing to comrades inside (especially former sex working/trading comrades who are criminalized survivors). See also the amazing resource that Survived & Punished has debuted around organizing your own letter writing events: https://survivedandpunished.org/toolkit-for-organizing-letterwriting-events/
We’re over the moon about this latest Letter Writing resource from Survived and Punished! Ever wanted to host your own letter writing event but didn’t know exactly where to start? Check this out! And if you use it, make a donation to S&P to support their beautiful, necessary work!
bit.ly/SxHxLetterWriting Things to keep in mind before you begin writing: These letters are important gestures, but they can do work beyond that. Receiving mail can be a form of harm reduction, it signals to the prison guards that your comrade has people on the outside who are concerned with their well-being. It can also signalContinue reading “SxHx Letter Writing Resource: LIST OF BEST PRACTICES, HOW TO’S, RESOURCES AND LEARNED LESSONS FOR CORRESPONDING WITH COMRADES INSIDE”
In honor of International Sex Worker Rights Day we are sharing our latest toolkit: a Sex Worker Centered Guide for Health/Wellness Professionals. Click here to access the guide, and download in PDF format. This is our first edition and we see this as an organic document that we will be contributing to and updating as necessary.Continue reading “Sex Worker Centered Guide for Health/Wellness Professionals”
Link to Resources: Indigenous Peoples in the sex trade, sex industry, street economies and more
We are excited to debut our “Media Guide on Sex Work” – a toolkit for ethical and responsible reporting on sex work and those who perform that labor! Click here to access the guide, and download in PDF format. This is our first edition and we see this as an organic document that we willContinue reading “Media Guide on Sex Work”
First Defense Legal Aid provides free, 24-hour legal representation to people in Chicago Police custody and educates Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS BEING HELD BY THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT CALL 1-800-529-7374 (1-800-LAW-REP4) FOR A FREE LAWYER, 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR. If you areContinue reading “Legal resources for activist hos:”
No bad whores! Just bad laws! Sex worker rights are human rights! No more cops! No more raids! Stand with Backpage! When we say: Sex work! You say: Real work! Sex work! Real work! We do this for Alisha! We do this for Monica! We do this for Hande! We do this for all hos!Continue reading “Chant Sheet”