Actions to #standwithMonica on March 14

The Best Practices Policy Project, the Desiree Alliance and Global Action for Trans* Equality are calling for US-wide and international action on March 14, 2014 to support Monica Jones’ campaign for the rights of transgender people and sex workers.

SWOP-NYC and SWANK are organizing a public demonstration to “free Monica Jones, stop Project Rose and end stigma and criminalization of sex work” in Times Square (46th and 7th. Look for the red umbrellas!) on Friday, March 14th at 10:30 AM Eastern to coincide with Monica’s trial in Phoenix. The organizers are advising participants to “wear red if you don’t mind being photographed. We’ll have signs, slogans and chants. Bring the noise and stand in support of Monica Jones!” They have also pointed out that “diversion programs such as Phoenix, Arizona’s Project ROSE or Brooklyn’s EPIC program harm sex workers through shaming and coercive programs, and increasing policing and profiling which target trans women of color.”

The HIV Prevention Justice Alliance will be sending an email blast to the Alliance’s 13,000 member network, the Alliance will be writing a blog post and putting out messages on social media on March 14.

The Network of Sex Work Projects has signed on in support of Monica.

 SWOP-Las Vegas is co-organizing a solidarity event in Las Vegas at 8am, March 14 in front of the Regional Justice Center with The LGBTQ Center of S. NV, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), GetEQUAL NV, and Gender Justice Nevada. We stand with Monica and all of the wonderful, brave Phoenix, national, and international organizers!

SWOP Chicago has been leading the most amazing social media program to #standwithMonica. Follow them on Twitter and join them with your own social media action.

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