Join us in the fight to free Monica, stop Project ROSE, and end stigma and criminalization of sex work and trans women of color!
Come eat food and discuss the the practice of racist and transphobic policing policies in the US, make solidarity signs and letters, and join SWOP Chicago in their #standwithmonica social media campaign.
Where: 684 Brockhurst St. Apt 1 Oakland, CA 94609 (about 7 blocks from MacArther BART)
When: Friday April 11, 2014 5-7pm
Since this will be dinnerish time how about a potluck? Some food/beverages will be provided, more would be welcomes, none required.
**Please note that two adorable kitties live here. Please medicate accordingly**
**Need a ride? Post to the list! MacArther BART is about a 10-15 min walk.**
Questions/suggestions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event link: here
Monica Jones, a human rights defender in Arizona and an advocate for the rights of transgender people and sex workers, was profiled and wrongfully arrested for “manifestation of prostitution” by a police sting operation and anti-prostitution diversion program known as “Project ROSE”. Ms Jones had been a speaker at a rally protesting Project ROSE—which is run by Phoenix police and Arizona State University’s School of Social Work—the day before. At the time of her arrest, she was not engaging in sex work, but was in fact walking down her street to the local bar.
For more information about Monica Jones: http://www.swopphoenix.org/monica/