Decrim NY is a new coalition made up of more than 20 current and former sex workers, allies, and organizational partners seeking to decriminalize, decarcerate, and destigmatize the sex trades in New York City and State.
Association of Legal Aid Attorneys LGBT Caucus
Cecilia Gentili, formerly of GMHC, in personal capacity
Jessica Raven, formerly of DecrimNow DC, in personal capacity
Shaena Castro, of AmidaCare, in personal capacity
Work Group Chairs
If you are interested in collaborating with us or have questions about the work we are doing, please get in touch with the relevant work group chairs, below.
Policy Work Group:
Cecilia Gentili, Principal at Trans Equity Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org
Audacia Ray, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the Anti-Violence Project email@example.com
Communications and Public Education Work Group:
Nina Luo, Community Organizer at VOCAL-NY firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Raven email@example.com
Basebuilding Work Group
Mateo Guerrero-Tabares, TGNCIQ Justice Lead Organizer at Make the Road New York Mateo.Guerrero@maketheroadny.org
Bianey Garcia, Trans Immigrant Project (TRIP) Organizing at Make the Road New York Bianey.Garcia@maketheroadny.org
Fundraising Work Group
RJ Thompson, Managing Director at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center RThompson@urbanjustice.org
Updated February 2019
Interested in becoming a member? Get in touch to have a conversation with one of our steering committee members and to review our coalition bylaws. Organizational members regularly attend monthly coalition meetings, have one vote on coalition matters, and participate actively in work groups.
As of January 2019, Decrim NY's member organizations include:
DSA NYC Socialist Feminist Working Group
Partner organizations endorse our policies and support public events and education.
As of February 2019, Decrim NY's partner organizations include:
New York Immigration Coalition
People who are unaffiliated with a formal organization (or are part of a group with fewer than three members) and identify as having experiences in the sex industry or have demonstrated allyship or connection to the community are invited to participate as individual members. Individual members contribute actively to work groups. The coalition is committed to ensuring access to individual community members - please share with the steering committee ways we can make participation accessible to you!