Andrea in the New York Times: Police Abuse of Trans New Yorkers

Andrea Ritchie, our Senior Policy Counsel, was quoted in a New York Times story on the NYPD’s abuse of transgender New Yorkers.“The C.C.R.B. is only as effective as its reputation in the community allows it to be,” said Andrea

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Tee in Vice News: How a Mentally Ill Haitian Immigrant Got Killed by New York Police

This piece was published by Nick Pinto in Vice News on June 25, 2015. For the original article click here. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the family of David Felix sat around a table in the ground-floor common room

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Brendan in The Guardian: David Felix: Jailed by an Unjust System, Failed by City Services, Killed by Police

This piece was published by Brendan M. Conner and Marissa Ram in The Guardian on June 10, 2015. For the original article click here. No one claimed the body of David Felix for 21 days; instead, it lay in

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Youth Leadership Development

  Youth Leadership Development at SAS SAS believes that LGBTQ youth of color are the experts of their own experiences. Through our programming we work to intentionally develop young people in their leadership skills, political analysis, and community engagement. We


Policy Work at SAS SAS works to create opportunities for LGBTQQ youth of color to claim a seat at policy discussion tables as full participants, speak out on their own behalf, act collectively to protect and advance their rights, and

Movement Building

Movement Building at SAS Movement Building is an essential component to the work we do at SAS. We acknowledge that to political changes that we are trying accomplish requires building strong relationships with organizational partners, sharing knowledge within spaces that

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