Can't make it to SRLP's gala?
Not NYC-based, but want to support?
Interested in getting your friends and/or family to donate?
Well, here's your chance! SRLP's GOGO-Spectacular is a month-long online fundraising drive leading up to our 1st Annual Gala-Spectacular on Wednesday, June 29th. 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!
helps provide free, quality, respectful, affirming legal services for low-income transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.
strenthens SRLP's work to end state sanctioned and institutional discrimination, violence, and coercion on the basis of gender identity and expression.
means that SRLP can continue to engage and participate in the larger movements for racial, social, and economic justice.
will help us meet our GOGO-Spectacular goal of raising $10,000 by June 30th, 2011!
More About GALA-SPECTACULAR
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 11211
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is excited to present our 1st Annual Gala where we'll behonoring Jay Toole, John Boston, Kit Yan, and Rickke Mananzala! SRLP's GALA-SPECTACULAR will be held on the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at The Knitting Factory 8-11PM!
Featuring performances by: I.G. Rivera; Tactical Spectacle; Geo Wyeth of Novice Theory, Lana Carroll of the Low and the Lonesome, and the Legendary Stefanie Rivera! Our fabulous MC, Lucia Leandro Gimeno aka LLG, will keep you entertained and titillated,while DJs Benjamin Haber (JUDY) and Brian Belukha (JUDY), will keep you moving all night.
Meet Our Honorees
- Jay Toole, Director of the Shelter Organizing Project, Queers for Economic Justice. Jay is a founding member of QEJ, as well as a tireless organizer and advocate aroundhomelessness and poverty-related issues for over ten years. In 2006 she received the Richard L. Schiegel National Legion of Honor Award for Emerging Activist.
- John Boston, Director of Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society.John is a nationally recognized legal advocate on prisoner rights issues and a 2006 recipient of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Achievement Award. John is widely published, with numerous articles on prisoners, their rights and living conditions nationwide, and has litigated several cases pertaining to prisoner's rights.
- Kit Yan, As seen on HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tell stories through slam poetry from the lens of a transgender Asian American from Hawaii now in New York. Kit’s work has been taught coast to coast, from San Francisco State to Harvard and is a Campus Pride top 25 LGBT speakers hot list artist. He has been seen speaking at the National Equality March, performing on the San Francisco Pride main stage, Creating Change, and is a nationally ranking slam poet. Kit is also the first ever and reigning Mr. Transman 2010.
- Rickke Mananzala, former Executive Director of FIERCE!Rickke served as Campaign Coordinator and then Co-Director of FIERCE for almost four years until he became Executive Director in January 2008. He is a former New Voices Fellow at SRLP, a founding National Steering Committee member of the Right to the City Alliance, and also served on the board of Third Wave Foundation for five years.
PLUS! Fantastic raffle prizes, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks.
$20 - $100 sliding scale, but no one turned away. Click here to buy tickets.
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SRLP's Gala-Spectacular and GOGO-SPECTACULAR will celebrate the beauty and power in our communities, and raise valuable funds to support SRLP's work 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 guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.