Coyote News and Mentions

 

 

 

 

 

The Woman Project Interviews: Bella Robinson, Executive Director of Coyote RI  November 28, 2017

Interview with Bella Robinson by Emily Rehmet of Brown University Oct 2017

September 27th, 2017  Bella Robinson from Coyote RI Presented at Brown University to Dr. Elena Shih’s Trafficking Class.

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NH #HB287 #DecrimNow- Sept 5th 2017

We are so grateful to the courageous activists who came to Concord today to support HB 287 at one of its subcommittee hearings. This bill would create a study committee to examine the costs and benefits of alternative legal approaches to sex work.

1st photo- From left to right: Reverend Sarah Carpenter, me, Laurel, Bella Robinson from COYOTE RI, Eris Vayle and Melanie Dante from the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and Professor Joelle Ryan of UNH.

Prostitution decriminalized: Rhode Island’s experiment by BY ELANA GORDON- August 3rd 2017

#Porcfest 2017-  June 22st 2017

Criminalized Survivors Panel at No Perfect Victims Convening 2017
Survived & Punished Project

Bella Robinson – Framing the narrative- No Perfect Victims

COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH BELLA ROBINSON- COYOTE RI

 

State level tickets against Cranston panhandling ordinance protesters dismissed By Steve Ahlquist on May 11, 2017

While on April 17th 2017 the city council voted yes 12 to 0 to pass the CSA, and yet on April 28th they voted 5 to 7 to table the bill until June 1st.  This makes you wonder what the police have on some of the city council members that could make them change their vote at the 11th hour. The government is behaving like a criminal enterprise.

Here is some great coverage, with videos of our community screaming NO JUSTICE NO PEACE NO MORE RACIST POLICE

Bowing to pressure from police union, Providence City Council fails to pass Community Safety Act By Steve Ahlquist on April 28, 2017

April 17th 2017, Coyote attends the city council meeting and witnesses the passing of the “Community Safety Act” (CSA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10th 2017  Living my best life, spending the day with Alex Andrews from Swop Behind Bars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10th 2017  Alex Andrews from SWOp Behind Bars presents to students at The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 9th 2017

At #clpp2017 and sex workers well welcomed and engaged in the reproductive rights movement talking about mass incarceration, motherhood, community and women’s healthcare! Knowledge is power!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday April 7th 2017 “Screening for the film Scarlet Road” by Rachel Wotton, Trailer here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Wotton and Bella Robinson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coyote RI &  Dr Elena Shih presenting at The Boston Labor Conference Saturday April 1st 2017

Dr Elena Shih and Bella Robinson presenting “Policing Modern Day Slavery: Sex Work and the Carceral State in Rhode Island” at American Association of Geographers 2017 in Boston

March 30th 2017

I went to the post office to check Coyote’s PO Box, and found this lovely thank you card from PrYSM’s in my mail box, with these cool stickers. It is nice to be appreciated and to be welcomed into this fabulous family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 23rd 2017 Bella Robinson was in the Petteruti Lounge at Brown University yesterday for “‎Brown SHEEC‎ to Sex Week 2017: Liber8 | Celebr8“,  to talk about her work as Executive Director of  COYOTE RI and as a sex worker rights activist and to answer your questions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25th 2017,  Coyote RI gave a great speech on Sex Worker Rights!   FB photo album of the Rise Up Rhode Island Rally here  

Rise Up Rhode Island Rally respectful, but no less resolute– By Amanda Milkovits-Mar 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch & discussion on sexual violence with Bella Robinson-CoyoteRI,  at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center!  March 8th 2017- 1:00pm-2:30pm.  26 Benevolent St Providence RI 02912

Todays event on sexual violence at the Sarah Doyle Womens Center turned out really good. Thank you Myacah Sampson for inviting me and organizing the event. I also want to thank everyone who attended and supported RI Sex Workers today.  

 

January 22st 2017 Bella Robinson (Coyote RI ) takes on the NH Criminal Justice and Safety Committee in support of NH HB287  (around minute 56)

Ridiculous Cops Oppose HB287, the Prostitution Study Committee Bill-

 

 

Sub committee meeting

Tip hat to Savannah Sly- SWOP USA-COYOTE RI Dedicated to Sex Workers everywhere, in behalf of International Sex Worker Rights Day- March 3rd 2017

We are a coalition of directly affected and people of color led organizations, building a Rapid Response Network called AMOR.-Organizations involved include Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG Collective), Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics RI (COYOTE, RI), Colectivo Sin Fronteras, and the Refugee Dream Center. We will need support from individuals and organizations together to keep our communities safe. March 4th 2017

 

 

Bella Robinson & Norma Jean Almodovar-The Coalition Live! 1/9/16 

Prostitution Decrim Debated by New Hampshire Lawmakers

Three female lawmakers want to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire. But Rep. Dick Marston has “a problem with this bill from a woman’s point of view.” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Feb 1st 2016

Bella Robinson – COYOTE RI – Presenting on sex worker rights at UNH  April 7th 2016

 

Policing Identity: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the PIC (A Recap in Tweets)  April 27th 2015

On Mother’s Day, Remembering Sex Worker Moms by Katherine Koster 05/08/2016

BRIGHT STAR  May 11th 2016

The Last Rescue of Brown University – May 11th 2016

Major props to Emily Schell,  another Brown University student that I had the pleasure of collaborating with this semester.- May 2016  https://decriminalizenow.wordpress.com

Desiree Alliance- Addressing Justice, New Orleans July 2016

I am a former escort. Trust me, criminalizing prostitution doesn’t help Matthew Lawrence November 3rd 2016

#IDEVASW Providence, RI Dec 17th 2016

Bella Robinson & Maxine Doogan, Sex Worker Rights Nov 12th 2015 ESPLER v GASCON

The Compelling Case for Decriminalizing Sex Work. As soon as we stop treating sex workers like criminals, we can start using the law to protect them. By Tara Burns / AlterNet May 30, 2015

Rhode Island’s First Annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers– Dec 7th 2015

Mark your calendars for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers By Andrew Stewart on December 14, 2015

 #IDEVASW Providence RI Dec 17th 2015

BackPage and bust: how to harass sex workers and influence people By Andrew Stewart on December 22, 2015

Bella Robinson presents on Sex Workers’ Rights at University of New Hampshire November 5th 2014

Rhode Island’s First Annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers– Dec 7th 2015

BackPage and bust: how to harass sex workers and influence people By Andrew Stewart on December 22, 2015

Margot St. James at the Hooker’s Ball (1974)