Local events

 

 

Join us at the 2nd Annual AMOR Lobster Fest on September 29 at 390 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI. There will be three rounds of delicious, delicious food with lobster, vegetarian and other options, and plenty of space to learn about AMOR’s actions and community building. You can find the Facebook event here.

 

Porn in Public: Aural Sex Season 2 Release Party with Coyote R tabling.

September 27th, 2018- 6 pm- 8pm  @ AS220 115 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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AMOR Mental Health Provider Training

When: 9.23.18
Part 1: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Part 2: 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Where: The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave.
Pawtucket, RI

THIS IS PART 1 OF A 2 PART SERIES. Mental Health Providers interested in supporting AMOR must attend both trainings.

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/I77IG138AlYnw4522

On September 13, Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) will host a Soul Food Dinner Fundraiser at 340 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI from 4pm-8pm. Attendees can enjoy a tasty meal and learn about the history of soul food. You can buy tickets here.

August 22ndDARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) will hold a city council candidate forum addressing Providence’s Housing Crisis. The event will take place at the Elmwood Community Center from 5pm-8pm. Anyone is encouraged to ask questions on how candidates plan to address lack of long-term, affordable housing in Providence. Facebook link: here.

PrYSM (Providence Youth Student Movement) will be hosting a block party on August 17th from 4:00pm-9: 00 pm at 669 Elmwood Ave. It’ll be a great opportunity to learn about PrYSM actions including the rolling out of the Community Safety Act and other initiatives. Come socialize, enjoy free snacks, and get involved! Facebook link: here.

AMOR Grill Off 2018!   June 16th, 2018 at 11:00–15:00

Lincoln Woods State Park- 

2 Manchester Print Works Rd- Sites 48 to 58- Lincoln, Rhode Island 0286

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Take Back the Neighborhood: Rally for Decriminalization

Co-Hosted, March for Racial Justice RI & Direct Action for Rights and Equality

Saturday, June 2st, 2018 from noon to 2 pm @ Roger William Memorial Park (282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Bring a blanket and a picnic and listen to speakers from several social justice organizations who will talk about their work and their current campaigns. For the talent, we will have a “word off” at the end of the rally.

We will have speakers on topics like “rent control”, “end cash bail
system”, “end solitary confinement”, “15 an hr for minimum wage”, “protecting our undocumented”, “protecting our environment”, “reducing stigma against drug users”- “cop watch & police violence”, “policing identities- racial profiling”, “LGBT rights”, and “sex worker rights.”

We also have free tabling opportunities.

Questions- email bella@coyoteri.org

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Bella Robinson talking about how white supremacy and immigration impact sex workers- May 21st, 2018

Art Build at DARE May 12th, 2018

 

Major Props To The Fang Collective & those who came out to help.
 
Many thanx to everyone who came out yesterday for the Art Build Training Series #2:Banners and our open art build! We were able to make banners and signs for AMOR RI – Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, and Coyoteri.org! We have a few touch ups to make so if you have time to come by this week let us know!
 

Join us for an open art build! We are hoping to create art for AMOR RI – Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia and their partnered organizations – especially Coyoteri.org! We hope you can come out to finish up some projects and create new art for our local organizations and upcoming events!

Event Date: April 21st, 2018 at 11 AM to– 3 PM

Location The FANG Collective 545 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking 

Join us on March 15th through the 16th for a two-day event titled, “Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking.” The event is in partnership with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Human Trafficking research cluster and will include workshops, panels and discussions.

Click here to register

 

  March 15th, 2018

In honor of International Sex Worker Rights Day– Coyote RI will be hosting a self-care day on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 11 am.  Contact bella@coyoteri.org for details

Call the AMOR Support Line at 401-675-1414 if you are dealing with an immigration issue or police violence-  Feb 15th, 2018

 

Support Line Launch Party in RI –  AMOR

Wednesday, February 14 at 6 PM – 8 PM

669 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3313, United States

Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

1220 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02897

Souper Sunday: Coyote RI

Join us for The Collective’s first Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.

This month’s Souper Sunday discussion, “Trafficking and the Industrial Complex: How Polices Affect the Every-Day Lives of Sex Workers” will be led by Bella Robinson, a sex worker’s rights activist who has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years.

Bella’s talk will focus on learning about the realities of people who work in the sex industry. “There are many levels of empowerment, and sex workers come in all genders, races and ages. We are a diverse population that are highly marginalized and discriminated against. Supporting the human rights of sex workers does not necessarily mean that you approve of it, it just means that you agree that the violence, stigma, discrimination and criminalization of this population isn’t OK.”

As the founder and executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE RI), Bella looks to build and strengthen support networks for sex workers in Rhode Island and she works in close collaboration with activists nationwide.

Bella’s personal experiences with the criminal justice system over the past four decades give her unparalleled expertise in the areas of sex trafficking and sex worker rights.

Sarah Markey on the left, Bella Robinson on the right

Women on march again this weekend at State HouseJanuary 17, 2018

Video from the 2018 Women’s March RI

R.I. Women’s March: Goal is to reaffirm activism

The scope of protest grows as at least a thousand demonstrators gather again on the State House lawn a year after the inaugural event.

 

Jan 9th, 2018

After 2 years of hard work. HB 287, establishing a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire, passes the House. Now to get it passed in the Senate and then sex workers will finally get a seat at the table. Major props to Rep Elizabeth Edwards-Appell

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

1220 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02897

Join us for The Collective’s first Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.

This month’s Souper Sunday discussion, “Trafficking and the Industrial Complex: How Polices Affect the Every-Day Lives of Sex Workers” will be led by Bella Robinson, a sex worker’s rights activist who has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years.

Bella’s talk will focus on learning about the realities of people who work in the sex industry. “There are many levels of empowerment, and sex workers come in all genders, races and ages. We are a diverse population that are highly marginalized and discriminated against. Supporting the human rights of sex workers does not necessarily mean that you approve of it, it just means that you agree that the violence, stigma, discrimination and criminalization of this population isn’t OK.”

As the founder and executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE RI), Bella looks to build and strengthen support networks for sex workers in Rhode Island and she works in close collaboration with activists nationwide.

Bella’s personal experiences with the criminal justice system over the past four decades give her unparalleled expertise in the areas of sex trafficking and sex worker rights.

 

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017   Coyote RI Dec 19th, 2017

December 17th, 2017 from 12 pm to 3 pm.

International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers– will be held at SE Green, 10 Davol Square Unit 100, Providence, RI 02903

This is a free community event, a light lunch will be served and childcare will be provided.

Many of the systems and institutes that are supposed to protect us are send to erase us

November 20th, 2017 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Please watch and share this beautiful video produced by our colleagues at TGEU – Transgender Europe. And remember that the vast majority of trans people murdered every year are sex workers. If you are an LGBT / trans organization, you MUST do more to include the needs of trans sex workers in your organization. And you MUST support publicly and vocally the decriminalization of sex work. Sitting on the fence / being silent about sex workers’ rights is a betrayal of the trans community. In solidarity.

Trans Day of Remembrance – #NoMore

Monday, November 20 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Southside Cultural Center

393 Broad St, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

 TDoR 2017 – Slideshow –

 

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition is proud to present FUCK BORDERS: A PEOPLE’S PARTY!

Friday, November 17 at 9 PM – 3 AM
Watermyn Co-Op 166 Waterman, Providence, R

We are throwing a benefit concert and afterparty to raise funds for the community coalition AMOR, (Alliance to Mobilize and Organize the Resistance)! 

AMOR consists of grassroots organizations that have come together to create a community-led rapid response network for folks in the community affected by violence, state or otherwise. Some of their initiatives include creating a sanctuary housing network and emergency legal services for folks targetted by ICE or other law enforcement. It is written in the BIRC mission that we will not know justice until our circle of compassion is expanded to include all struggles, and the folks at AMOR are doing just that. 

PERFORMERS:
HEADLINER: Ushamami!!! (https://soundcloud.com/meynamusic)
OPENING ACTS:
Roland Stowe (https://soundcloud.com/user-275257985)
Mute Blue (muteblue.bandcamp.com)
ALSO FEATURING:
Stella Akua Mensah (https://soundcloud.com/stellaakuamensah/tracks)
Dr.Jay (https://soundcloud.com/dr_jay1)

$5.00 PRESALE (CASH/VENMO)
$8.00 at the door (Cash/Venmo/Credit/Debit/Check/etc)

AFTERPARTY- LATIN DANCE PARTY! SALSA BACHATA MERENGUE REGGEATON CUMBI

Join us for our 1st AMOR Lobster Fest!

 

Photos from Lobster Fest-  We had a wonderful day, great food, good music, and we even had a marching band.

The fabulous Jennifer Musto at her book signing on Oct 17th, 2017. 

 Jennifer on the left, Elena Shih on the right.
 

Monica James  Abolition and Trans Justice– Oct 2st 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) Human Trafficking Research Cluster, CSSJ Sexuality and Unfreedom Research Cluster, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, the Dean of the College, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and a coalition of students for Trans Studies at Brown.

 

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

NH Rep Elizabeth Edwards, explains harm reduction- Sept 5th 2017

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.

 

 

Settling into the second evening at the #PoMetacomCamp.

If you are able to, please send supplies to keep the Camp going strong: http://a.co/ilt6Cnv

AMOR Volunteer Orientation + Training

Saturday, August 19th, from 12:00-3:00 PM

At 10 Davol Square (TRI Lab) in Providence

We are looking forward to seeing you there as we work to build community resistance.

DARE’s Juneteenth!! CSA Celebration Block Party!  Public event,  Hosted by Community Safety Act.   Monday June 19th 2017 – 4pm-8pm at DARE-340 Lockwood St, Providence, RI 02907

AMOR ORIENTATION  June 17th, 2017 from 12 to 3 pm. at DARE 340 Lockwood St, Providence, RI 02907

Calling All: Community Members!  AMOR-   Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance

Come learn about the structure of the AMOR Alliance and its emergency hotline.

Find out how you can become directly involved in our efforts to build a community-powered rapid response network. This network will be responding to the increasingly common instances of state-sponsored and individual acts of hate in our communities.

How do you fit into the AMOR network?

How to take action as an individual:
**Mapping Community Resources and Strengths
**Discussing how you would like to get involved!
**Explaining how you can become a block-organizer.

 

June 13, 2017,   Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants – Senate Hearing
“DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSES” AND PERMITS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS Senate Bill No. 183. BY Ciccone, Nesselbush, Quezada, Crowley, Miller

 

Saturday, June 10th 6 pm to 9 pm

As AFSC-SENE winds up 15 years of work, we want to celebrate the community that we have been a part of. We will have food at 6:00 pm followed by music and poetry and speakers and maybe even some dancing as we wind down. To help the work we have been doing continue, this will be a fundraiser for the AMOR network, which is creating ways to keep our community safe in these Trumpian times. Tickets are $30, $60 or $90 (You pick). $50 for a family. There will be a timeline where you can add your memories. Book sale and lots of old AFSC “stuff”! Please join us!

NOTE: This Eventbrite invitation is housed by PrYSM, which is the fiscal sponsor for the AMOR Network.

Happy International Whores Day!   June 2st 2017

April 17th Providence City Hall,  the passing of the Community Safety Act (CSA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Monday, April 10th 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Living my best life…

We attended the screening for Scarlet Rose & I got to take a pic with Rachel Wotton. Then we got to hear Elizabeth Bernstein & Wendy Hesford present. Then Elena Shih took us all out to a fabulous dinner, good wine and awesome food and great conversations. A huge thank you to Paul Maginn, Emily Cooper Erin Lee, for welcoming sex workers at AAG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 6th, 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

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

March 28th, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Coyote RI educated some nursing students at RI College on the harmful effects of conflating sex work with sex trafficking. 

“Women’s Rally, “Rise Up”    March 25th 2017

It’s time to RISE UP! Rhode Island. This rally is to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI. This non-violent gathering is led by the RI Chapter of the Women’s March Network – join us and add your voice to the chorus who believe in equal rights for everyone! You’ll hear from a diverse group of speakers, enjoy local musicians and food trucks. This event is co-sponsored by Working Families RI, Resist Hate RI, Coyote RI, the RI Democratic Party and the Women’s Fund of RI.  Please bring signs, wear your pink hats and gather at Roger Williams National Memorial on North Main St in Providence. This event is a PRO-human rights event that will be non-violent. Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from noon to 3 pm at Roger Williams National Park,  282 North Main Street Providence RI 02903  Coyote RI speech is here 

FB photo album of the Rise Up Rally here 

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

Brown University’s Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council (SHEEC) invites you to our 8th Annual Sex Week: LIBER8 | CELEBR8!   Mar 19 – Mar 24th 2017.  Our full calendar is available at: http://tinyurl.com/zr3sxu5.

 
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!
 
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
Today’s event on sexual violence at the Sarah Doyle Women’s 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.  

In honor of “International Sex Worker Rights Day” March 3rd, 2017. US sex workers have created a public service announcement video. “Rescue Two Step”

Sex workers will strike against poverty, criminalization, and stigma on March 8th, 2017

 
December 17th, 2017 at 12 pm, Coyote RI hosted their 2nd annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers event, at PrYSM’s
Elena Shih and Bella Robinson presenting at Connecticut College for “Students Against Slavery” A huge thank you to Asa Waterworth and Kali Guise for inviting us and for all the hard work you put into organizing this event.