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Audre Lorde Project

Award Recipients - 2000

Joo-Hyun Kang, Executive Director

www.alp.org

The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and Transgender (LGBTST) center for people of color in New York City, was established to provide support and advocate for the rights of LGBTST people of African/Black/Caribbean, Arab, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o, and Native/Indigenous descent.  Working across differences of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age and life experience, The Audre Lorde Project works for social justice with groups from across the city.  Believing that the rights of LGBTST people are part of the struggle of communities of color for social justice, the group organizes within these communities to raise the specific concerns of LGBTST people.  
A major commitment of The Audre Lorde Project is to strengthen and develop the LGBTST people of color community and its organizations by providing services in organizational capacity building; education and community organizing; health and wellness.  An incubator program strengthens exiting and merging LGBTST people of color groups by providing access to space, infrastructure-building services, technical assistance, coalition building and training and internship opportunities.  
The Audre Lorde Project also coordinated and co-sponsors cultural events and other public activities that include poetry readings, film screenings, book parties and art exhibits.  It is an important cultural and information center in New York City.


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