New York, NY
The Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) is a small peer-led organization based in Brooklyn, New York, which does community organizing and advocacy to make policy and systemic change to support the rights of sex workers. We utilize media, storytelling, peer support, and direct action strategies to amplify the voices and power of sex workers to take greater control of our lives and livelihoods. Our programming supports the development of skills, confidence, and political analysis among our members so that we can better navigate systems of oppression and fight for our rights. We also promote health and safety, make referrals to health and social services, and provide in-house peer counseling, job assistance, and leadership opportunities to our members.