Jenna Torres is a Community Organizer at Red Umbrella Project, where her primary focus is empowering individuals who are impacted by the criminalization of sex work in New York City. Growing up in the foster care system, Jenna learned to be self-sufficient at a young age. Since joining the Red Umbrella Project, she has been a fearless defender of sex worker rights, as an active member and program participant, and as a staff member and Community Organizer. In September 2015 Jenna spoke about her experience in the Human Trafficking Intervention Court System in front of New York City Council, and has built ongoing relationships with City leaders to shine a spotlight on the injustices faced by sex workers across New York City.
Shagasyia Diamond is a Community Organizer at Red Umbrella Project, where her primary focus is programming dealing with trans-related issues in the sex industry, and the individual empowerment of people of color. She has a long history of advocacy for women in the sex trades, with a focus on victims of criminalization and deportation. In October of 2015, she founded Project Connection, a trans-women’s support and advocacy group.
RedUP centers around the experiences of those directly impacted by the criminalization of sex work in New York City. Our members organize meetings, conduct outreach, facilitate programming, and engage in advocacy. To become a member or find out about our next open drop-in day, email firstname.lastname@example.org