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October 2, 2017
Dear friends, We are heartbroken and disturbed by the tragic and fatal stabbing that occurred on the morning of Wednesday, September 27 at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx. We mourn the death of Matthew McCree and hope for the recovery of Ariane LaBoy. Our hearts go out to Abel Cedeno, the families of all three of the youth involved, and the entire school and neighboring community in which the lives of so many h[...]
September 15, 2017
The Board of Directors of the New York City Anti-Violence Project cordially invites you to the: Courage Awards Wednesday, October 11th 6:00 - 9:30 PM* Current, Pier 59, Chelsea Piers** 23rd Street and West Side Highway *details on VIP reception forthcoming. **Please note, Current at Chelsea Piers is an updated location. The Courage Awards will not be held at Broad Street Ballroom. Honoring: Vice President Joseph R. Biden A steadfast[...]
September 13, 2017
by Catherine Shugrue dos Santos, MSW Co-Director of Client Services at AVP One month ago today, Nazis and white supremacists inflicted pain and violence in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and we simply can’t afford to let our feelings of disgust and outrage fade. If we, as white people, do not stand up, step up, and actively fight each and every effort by hate groups and the government to roll back the rights of people of color, w[...]
September 7, 2017
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ incident which occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. According to media reports, the 43-year-old survivor was walking on Hancock Street near Marcy Avenue at around 9 a.m., when he was approached and punched in the face by a man he didn't know who was shouting anti-gay slurs. NYPD are looking into this incident as a hate crime. AVP has reached out to Make the Road New York, th[...]
September 5, 2017
The AVP Action Brief tracks actions of the Trump administration that impact our communities’ safety and rights and offers concrete steps that we can take to stand up for safety and justice. We are here for you and we are in this together. #DefendDACA Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), arguing that it was an unconstitution[...]
August 28, 2017
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ incident which occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn around 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. According to media reports, a man was ordering food at the Crown Fried Chicken on Fulton Street near Franklin Avenue, when he was attacked by a man shouting anti-gay slurs. The survivor suffered a fractured jaw and was transported to the hospital. In March of 2017, there was another incident at the same restaurant[...]
August 25, 2017
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ incident which occurred on a 5 train in Brooklyn on August 15th at about 6:30pm. According to media reports, a man with "Boston" tattooed along his right forearm pulled a knife on a man who was travelling with his partner as the train traveled toward the Beverly Road station in East Flatbush. The individual who pulled the knife fled the scene and has not been apprehended. While no bias motive has been reported in[...]
August 24, 2017
Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released a report, A Crisis of Hate: Mid-Year Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Hate Violence Homicides. For 20 years, NCAVP has released national research reports on the ways LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities experience hate violence. Within these reports, NCAVP shares information about anti-LGBTQ homicides for the previous year. However, in just August of [...]
August 15, 2017
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs condemns the violence of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and mourns the loss of Heather Heyer, who was killed while taking a stand against vitriolic hate. In this moment, our nation is witnessing the emboldening of white supremacist movements, which have always existed, but are being empowered, amplified, and enabled by the Trump Administration. We call on everyone, but p[...]
The AVP Action Brief tracks actions of the Trump administration that impact our communities’ safety and rights and offers concrete steps that we can take to stand up for safety and justice. We are here for you and we are in this together. White Supremacy is connected to Homophobia and Transphobia This weekend, we were horrified—but not surprised—by the outbreak of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. We watched footage of the hor[...]
August 14, 2017
Dear friends, It has become clear that there is a vacuum of leadership in the White House when it comes to speaking out about the crisis of violence in this country. It took three days for President Trump to condemn the violence and terrorism of the white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, where three lives were lost, including Heather Heyer, who was killed standing up for justice and peace. Last week, AVP spoke out abou[...]
August 4, 2017
AVP has learned of an anti-transgender attack which occurred in Stapleton on Staten Island on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017. According to media reports, two men attacked a 29-year-old transgender woman at the intersection of Prospect and Bay Streets. The men were apprehended hours later and charged in connection with the attack. AVP has reached out to the office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the office of New York City Councilme[...]