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International Sex Workers Day 2019

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Taking Back the Neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization; sponsored by Coyote RI June 2nd, 2018 Sophia Wright   Christopher Johnson Bella Robinson of COYOTE RI: Steven and Daniel from PrYSM Michael Galipeau Jesus Holguin Jocelyn DoCouto Catarina Lorenzo   David Veliz Monica Huertas Terri Wright Justice Gaines Vanessa Flores Maldonado MJ Robinson Anthony Hollins John Prince Elena Shih, COYOTE RI Osiris… Read more »

WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT: ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN

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  I saw someone post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here’s the deal -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or “external boundary.” This includes coastlines, so NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone. -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd 2018

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Taking back the neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization Rally! A huge thank you to Sophia Wright & Ria Moni & Julianna Brown for helping to organize this event. Thank you to Christopher Johnson for being our  MC, and all our volunteers and speakers. A special thank you to our community who came out to support sex workers rights. We arrived at Roger Williams Memorial… Read more »

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States 2017

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Policing Modern Day Slavery in RI 2014-2016

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  Coyote RI surveyed 63 RI sex workers from 2014-2016, and 24% of them reported being robbed, raped or assaulted by the police  

‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement

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‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement By SAMANTHA COONEY Like millions of others, Melony Hill took to social media last fall to say “me too.” The 36-year-old Baltimore resident disclosed on Facebook and on her blog in October that she had experienced sexual violence. But rather than receiving an outpouring of support, Hill said… Read more »

‘We’re sex workers and we vote’: Women’s March event shines light on a marginalized group”

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Arielle Aquinas, an adult-film actress and former professional dominatrix, attends the Power to the Polls rally in Las Vegas to speak out for sex-worker rights. (Photo: Ronda Churchill for Yahoo Lifestyle) Of the many, many impactful statements made onstage at the Women’s March Power to the Polls event in Las Vegas on Sunday, one stood out for the uniqueness of its voice in… Read more »

Las Vegas Women’s March Includes Sex Workers- 2018

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Las Vegas Women March Includes Sex Workers I am a mother, I am a grandmother, I am a great-grandmother, and I am a sex worker. As I stand here today, I look out and wonder how many of us, intentionally or unintentionally, place our boots on our sisters’ necks? That under the crushing weight of patriarchy, we divide, we separate,… Read more »

Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services by Coyote RI

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Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services by Coyote RI Our Mission is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive environment that allows “the client” time to decide what they want next and what steps they need to take to get gain stability.   Our goal is to provide enough information and support in hopes that… Read more »

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is the Decriminalization of Sex Work

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  All I want for Christmas is the decriminalization of sex work because it’s the gift that keeps on giving – not just to me. I’m not being selfish, even though it would benefit me as a sex worker in the US  where sex work is criminalized. For me, decriminalization would mean I have the same workplace rights as every… Read more »