The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Interns at SRLP work on a range of issues affecting low-income transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people of color, including prisoners' rights, name changes and identity documentation, discrimination in sex-segregated facilities, immigration, Medicaid, and more.
The Movement Building Team is a collaboration of SRLP members who identify as low income trans, intersex, gender non conforming folks and trans, intersex, gender non conforming people of color along with SRLP staff. The MBT was designed to build and grow the leadership skills while developing and coordinating community workshops, discussions, celebrations and events for low income trans, intersex, gender non conforming folks and trans, intersex, gender non conforming people of color. Interns working with the MBT would be an expected to work closely with MBT staff and members, participate in outreach (inside and out of the office), provide coordination and logistics related to MBT events, assist with tasks related to the Prisoner Pen Pal Project, provide assistance with research, tend the front desk, providing clients with resources and referrals, participate in collaboration efforts with other allied organizations and complete other required tasks to support the program.
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Olivia Jones Final report.pdf