Red Canary Song is a collective of Asian and migrant sex workers, centering the organizing of massage parlor workers in Flushing, NYC. They create peer-led and accessible resources for people who are trading sexual services for income or survival needs. Red Canary Song promotes safety, health, pride, and mutual care, while fighting stigma, isolation, and systemic violence, especially racist policing practices like the raid that caused Yang Song’s death in 2018.

The Sex Worker Giving Circle (2019-2020) provided a two-year grant to support Red Canary Song’s advocacy work to the next level by supporting directly-impacted undocumented migrants who experience the most policing and poverty in becoming confident leaders who define the direction of organizing. In addition, Red Canary Song would use funds to create a leadership training program, including know-your-rights training for dealing with encounters with police and ICE, media and advocacy training for collaborating with DecrimNY, and community outreach training for referring community members to partner organizations' resources.

The Sex Worker Giving Circle sublogo, a solid pink four-petaled flower shape.
Sex Worker Giving Circle
2019 - 2020