Coronavirus Live Updates / #covid19
Please follow this page as an ongoing live archive of our response to COV-2019 and find ways to support and plug in. Coronavirus — or what is being called COVID-19 — can have devastating impacts on both the individuals who stay at our safe houses as well as people in our broader community. We are deeply concerned for the lack of care by our Federal Government with their response to this crisis. We are deeply concerned with the lack of disregard by our Mayor and her administration to individuals living in DC with HIV who may be affected.
Help NJNP respond to COVID-19! Support #DCMutualAidNetwork
Please follow this page as an ongoing live archive of our response to COV-2019 and find ways to support and plug in.
No Justice No Pride (NJNP) has been one of the few community groups providing dedicated support, mutual aid and care; to DC’s Transgender community. NJNP Collective housing, which was started by NJNP as a response to FOSTA/SESTA; provides long term and emergency housing to as many as 50 individuals a night.
Coronavirus — or what is being called COVID-19 — can have devastating impacts on both the individuals who stay at our safe houses as well as people in our broader community. We are deeply concerned for the lack of care by our Federal Government with their response to this crisis. We are deeply concerned with the lack of disregard by our Mayor and her administration to individuals living in DC with HIV who may be affected.
Please note, nothing shared here, unless otherwise stated is intended to be interpreted as medical advice. Some of us are seasoned activists, have former EMT or street medic experience, caregivers, sex workers and more.
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Posted at March 31, 2020 5:26 PM
For Press Inquiries: Please refer to our press kit.
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day worth celebrating even through the darkest of times and you can read our write up on TDoV from last year. This year on TDoV, NJNP in coalition with HIPS and others is announcing our COVID2019 Relief fund for impacted Trans Sex Workers in the DC area.
No Justice No Pride, HIPS and other #DecrimNow organizations are collaborating on a relief fund to DC Area and DMV based sex workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. As has been reported elsewhere — sex workers are facing unique challenges with the pandemic.
Fill out this form to get a NJNP temp position
First pay will be disbursed after April 3rd - each assignment is a weekly stipend with the exception of inventory with varying rates. More positions will be added daily. If you don't see one that works for you check back tomorrow. After filling out the form you will be redirected to another form to fill out your W9 and agree to NJNP Principles.
Check the available positions below on the left hand side.
Posted at Mar 11, 2020 4:15 PM
We are asking community to help us raise funds for emergency microgrants to be given to Trans sex workers, not just as a form of relief for an industry that has no workplace safety net that is being affected by COVID-19 but additionally to help reduce the dependance on traveling to motels.
Are you based in DC, Transgender and or a sex worker and looking for support during #Covid19? Check out the resources below.
COVID19 Relief Support form for DC Based Sex Workers
Sex worker relief funds are for sex workers of color, trans sex workers, escorts or street based sex workers in the DC, Maryland and Virginia metro area. priority will be given to Black and Brown Trans women.
Seek support via the DC Mutual Aid Network
The DC Mutual Aid Network, community-led effort looking to take care of each other and keep our city as safe as possible. To locate current efforts across the city, find help, or find out how to plug in, this spreadsheet is your first stop: bit.ly/dcmutualaidspreadsheet.
"Mutual aid is a term to describe people giving each other needed material support, trying to resist the control dynamics, hierarchies, and system-affirming, oppressive arrangements of charity and social services. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable." https://bigdoorbrigade.com/what-is-mutual-aid/
Use the Ward hotlines below based on where you live in DC to get support, from the hotlines you can request help seeking groceries delivered, and more.
(202) 643- 7030
Wards 7 & 8:
No Justice No Pride's #COVID2019 Press kit
We've assembled a few things for those writing about our work
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NJNP's response in the Media
Images made available to the media
We've prepared this gallary for reporters and others to use when reporting on our work.
Image locations include but aren't limited to NJNP NW, NJNP NE and the NJNP Emerson house within the NJNP Collective Housing network.
All images (except for logos) are Creative Commons and are open for public use.
No Justice No Pride (NJNP) is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia. We exist to fight for trans justice and to end the LGBT “equality” movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize Trans and Queer individuals.
NJNP believes in holistic solutions to the problems facing queer and trans communities that target systemic forces and root causes. Our members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, and white allies. We believe that we will not be free until the most marginalized amongst us are free, and that by prioritizing solutions that support folks facing multiple intersecting forces of oppression will lead us all to liberation. There can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us. Most importantly, we believe that those most impacted by these issues need to be the ones calling the shots.
In April 2018, with our communities facing increasing levels of violence because of FOSTA/SESTA, NJNP doubled-down on providing Rapid Response Support to our Trans familia and expanded our Trans Justice Program. We started in a small 2 bedroom apartment in Columbia Heights, with a handful of supporters living rooms for additional support ensuring as many as 12 of our loved ones were safe and housed each night. The Columbia Heights home faced a lot of scrutiny from neighbors and the police who a spotlight at the home each night. “Its to deter people from breaking into the abandoned building” the police would explain at the time, referring to a vacant building accross the street. The spotlight however seemed permanently fixed onto the NJNP Collective. The landlord ultimately were friendly with the police and asked us to leave by August, citing they would like to move back in (which is how alot of landlords get around evictions in DC when there isn’t grounds to do so). The house however was listed back for rent the following month.
After an exhausting first summer looking for a home more suitable, we found one just in time of our move out date and settled in promptly. We thought we found peace, but it was short lived. By December, we were receiving emails weekly from our new landlord with complaints from the neighbors. Almost all entirely of petty nature and almost all around the trash. At one point it was so bad that when a Collective Member took out a couple of bags of trash right before the trash collection came, a neighbor took pictures of it, sent it to our landlord and claimed it had been out there overnight and had already been ran over. By the time the email was forwarded to us less than an hour later with the pictures it was picked up by the Trash Collection.
In June after being harrassed in the neighborhood, our home felt like it was being attacked on all sides. Gentrification and displacement have a huge psychological toll and we agreed with our landlord to not renew our lease and once again we had to move.
Summer of 2019 was filled with trauma and triggers of the year before move, difficult conversations with community about what it means to support, and the long daunting house search that would later turn into a search for multiple homes allowing us to expand. By October 1st, we were able to obtain two homes for our collective members and (as of 10/24/2019) working on a 3rd home for our long term members who are without personal rooms at the moment while fundraising for our November Housing costs.
As we entered the new decade (On January 16th, 2020), NJNP secured our third home and began drafting plans for NJNP 4 and 5. In February NJNP rebranded, The NJNP Collective to NJNP Collective Housing; to support our growing vision.