Like many members of the Asian/Asian-American Pacific Islander community, we are reeling from the violence and murders that occurred around the Lunar New Year. In an effort to hold the community close, we have chosen an organization that prioritizes coalition building and mutual aid. Red Canary Song is a grassroots collective of Asian & Migrant Sex Workers and allies, organizing transnationally and based in Flushing, NYC. They began organizing in a fight for justice and police accountability, after the death of flushing massage worker, Yang song, who was killed during a police raid in December 2017. With over 9000 workplaces in the United States with no political representation, or access to labor rights or collective organizing, Red Canary Song assists migrant massage workers at the grassroots level.
We encourage you to volunteer your time/resources directly. From community organizing to public education, there's an opportunity to help. Learn more here.
Shopping on Wednesday is one thing. We hope you'll donate to Red Canary Song directly. Donate here. Your donation helps Red Canary Song produce dinners, education events, art shows, and other sex worker-led programming as well as direct aid.
*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $72,918 to a variety of nonprofits and mutual aid funds doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to BAGLY to Movement Voter Project and Found In Translation. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."