In the wake of the tragic deaths of eight people, 6 Asian Women massage workers, Red Canary Song has been answering press again and again, speaking at Town hall meetings and panels nationwide, and tirelessly answering the flood of inquiries coming in.
Before asking anything from us/me, please take the time to listen to what our collective has already SCREAMED into the world.
I am behind the scenes, organizing for/with our local workers and international allies. I am not speaking to press or on panels at this time, but my incredible colleagues are out there, amplifying our work and issues.
The Long History Of Sexual And Physical Violence Asian Women Face In The U.S.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Yves Nguyen, an organizer with Red Canary Song, about the gender-based violence that Asian and Asian American massage workers face.
Saying Never Again to the Violence in Atlanta Means Saying No to More Policing
Melissa Gira Grant
Massage workers and sex workers know how to fight the kind of extraordinary violence we saw last week. It’s time we listened.
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NYTIMES: How to Protect Massage Workers
by RCS organizer Prof Elena Shih
Policing and criminalization of sex work hurts massage workers, even when they aren’t sex workers.
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Being an Asian migrant sex worker in America shouldn't be a death sentence by Kate Zen
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Anti-racism: Asian massage and sex workers should not be left behind by Elene LamRead Article HERE
I worked on an art collage with my children, thinking about Asian women and what this time of anger, sorrow, and connection to our heritage meant for us...
With heavy hearts, we call our community together to mourn the eight lives lost during the shooting on Tuesday night in Atlanta. As we pay honor to the individual victims and send our support to the survivors, it is undeniable that this was a targeted violence against Asian Women Massage Workers.
As Asian massage and sex workers, we wish to hold a space of radical love and healing for our shared communities. Please come to the vigil with a candle.
Featuring speakers from Red Canary Song, Butterfly Toronto, Asian American Feminist Collective, 18 Million Rising, and more.