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Just $2,800 away from our goal! Can you get us there?

Thanks to so many of you we are now just $2,800 away from meeting fundraising goal of $25,ooo!

Tomorrow our community funding panel will arrive in New York to meet to give money away.  If we meet our goal by midnight tonight, the funding panel will be able to give away $200,000 to grass roots, trans-led, trans justice groups across the country.  So this is your last change to give to this year’s fundraising campaign.

It’s a powerful feeling to redistribute money and fund such import work so let’s raise $$$ we’ve never seen before!

There’s no such thing as a donation too small because every $1 matters.

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Just Two More Weeks to Raise 23k For Trans Justice!

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With just two weeks left to donate to this year’s fundraising campaign, we hope you’ll join us in supporting some of the most passionate and visionary, grassroots, trans-led groups across the country! No donation is too small to make a significant change!

TJFP is feeling lots of love for all of you who have already helped us raise $3,146! 

Can you help us reach our goal of $25,000 by April 29th?  

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TJFP at Creating Change in Chicago!

Any chance you’re at Creating Change in Chicago, Illinois?

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2015 TJFP Grantee TSTAR from Louisville, KY

If you are, TJFP will be speaking today, Thursday, January 21 at 3:15 PM to brainstorm and skill share how we have survived and how we can thrive within and outside the system at Power On: Building Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Economic Justice.

And later today find us at the Trans Justice Funding Project table to pick up our hot-off-the-press 2015 report!  It’s beautiful and packed with so much information that we just know you won’t want to miss out on! Come say hi! #cc16 #transjustice

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TJFP is Hiring!

The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is hiring!

We’re looking for someone who LOVES logistics, has database experience, is a problem solving Jedi and is passionate about trans justice!

If you are interested in applying please read the job description below and follow the application requirements.

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Trans Justice Funding Project Administrative Coordinator Position

Deadline to Apply: November 20th
Start Date: December 7th
Based in: New York City

About TJFP: We are a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions. Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership. Before you apply, please take the time to read more about us at www.transjusticefundingproject.org.

About the Position: TJFP is a national fund packed into a tiny, two-person grassroots organization. Our mission is to trust and support trans leadership. That means we work hard to make things easy for our grantees and for our community grantmaking panel members. And that means we take on a ton of logistics.

We are looking for someone who LOVES logistics. Building a database, planning events, making spreadsheets, organizing files—these are a few of your favorite things. This job is the organizational peanut butter that holds our PB&J together! And it’s a big job: you’ll be responsible for making sure that hundreds of groups can seamlessly apply to us, that all our grantees get their checks (this year we gave out 87 grants!), and that our community grantmaking panel members from across the country make it to New York City with everything they need taken care of.

The Administrative Coordinator’s duties include:

  • Managing our Salesforce database of applicants and donors
  • Managing the grant application process
    Providing technical support to all applicants and to the community grantmaking panel as they review applications. Gathering and organizing all financial data required to issue grant checks.
  • Planning the community grantmaking panel weekend meeting
    Organizing travel, lodging, and food for six panelists and our facilitators, and working expertly to address various accessibility and participation needs.
  • Communications support
    Answering emails and calls, helping to write our annual report, working on blog posts, articles, newsletters, and social media. Spanish-speaking a plus!
  • Fundraising support
    Thanking donors, helping to write appeals, working on our annual fundraising campaign, helping plan local fundraising parties.
  • Community engagement
    Occasional public speaking and representing TJFP at events, tabling at conferences.
  • Workplanning and managing workflow
    Keeping TJFP and everyone involved on track, managing projects with Asana.

The right person for the job will be:

  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Passionate about trans justice
  • Experienced in working with diverse communities
  • A skilled writer
  • Tech savvy and a database pro
  • Talented at creating systems and structures
  • A fierce problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Motivated and independent
  • Able to work both alone and in a team
  • Patient and kind—can answer questions in a way that makes people feel respected and cared for
  • An expert and loving caretaker who knows that taking care of people is what this work is all about!

Benefits: This is a full-time, 40 hour-a-week salaried position with full benefits. The salary is $45,000 a year.

If you are interested in applying, please email info@transjusticefundingproject.org by November 20th with:

  • Your resume
  • One page cover letter
  • Brief writing sample (1-2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references you have worked with closely

Trans and gender non-conforming people—especially women, immigrants, and people of color—are strongly encouraged to apply. We are also committed to accessibility and to working together with you to develop an accessibility plan.

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TJFP Joins Black Out: Understanding LGBTQ Advocacy and Black Communities Webinar Panel

Register here to be apart of, Black Out: Understaning LGBTQ Advocacy and Back Communities.

This webinar hosted by ABFE, a philanthropic partnership for black communities is featuring a fabulous panel that you wont want to miss!

Sponsored by Funders for LGBT Issues and The Third Wave Fund.

Spots are limited so sign up today!

 

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Drunktown’s Finest showing in Asheville, NC tonight!

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Tonight is your opportunity to support a film written and directed by a Navajo trans woman AND TJFP’s upcoming Sweetgrass Award that will make grants to Native American/Two Spirit groups and organizations in the US working for trans justice.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Here is a back up link just in case.  Just type in Asheville in the location box. We don’t want to loose anyone!

More about the film:

Writer and director Sydney Freeland was born and raised on a Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—dubbed “Drunktown.” The disconnect between her experiences and the media’s portrayal of reservation life compelled her to create last year’s Sundance success, Drunktown’s Finest. The narrative feature offers not one, but three harrowing interwoven tales of loss and triumph at or around a reservation in Drunktown. Felixia, a trans woman, pursues a spot in the “women of the tribe” calendar. Sick Boy confronts violence and drug abuse. Nizhoni seeks out her past, well after being adopted by a white family. At its core, the film represents the ongoing search for identity and Freeland’s desire to more honestly portray reservation life.

This film is not to be missed! Don’t miss out!

 

 

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Miss Major’s Retirement Party!

The Trans Justice Funding Project is delighted to be a part of honoring the work and legacy of Miss Major! We hope you too will help celebrate this amazing lover and fighter-who has paved the way for so of many us.  Please share, donate or attend if you can.  Be part of a historical moment!

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Dear friends, family, and community,

You are cordially and joyfully invited to celebrate the retirement of our Executive Director and lifelong movement leader Miss Major Griffin-Gracy! We hope you will join us to celebrate this momentous occasion and to ensure that our leader has the resources she needs on her journey through her elder years. Her epic retirement party will take place on Sunday, October 25th, from 4-8pm at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco. In addition to marking Miss Major’s retirement in style, this event will also mark the beginning of new leadership at TGIJP, as we welcome Janetta Johnson, Miss Major’s daughter and protégé, into her new role as Executive Director. Regardless of whether you are able to join us at the party, please help celebrate MissMajor’s accomplishments by joining Miss Major’s Retirement Circle.

Miss Major’s tireless work fighting for incarcerated TGI people has pushed forward our movement for collective liberation and changed the national discussions around mass incarceration and our communities. As we build energy and power for justice and change, we must also move material resources. Act now to support Miss Major’s retirement and to support TGIJP in continuing our transformative trans liberation work:

1. Make a one-time or recurring donation to Miss Major’s Retirement Circle.

2. Before they run out, get your ticket to Miss Major’s epic retirement party on October 25th, or if you cannot make the party, you can still support it and her legacy at TGIJP (tax deductable).

3. Amplify our ask for people to join Miss Major’s Retirement Circle! Please lift up, mention, repost and make direct asks for people to connect with and give to Miss Major’s Retirement Circle. Facebook, twitter and other social media reposts and engagement will really help!

Thank you for the ongoing work you do in world to carry forward the work towards trans justice and trans liberation. Thank you for embodying the living legacy Miss Major has built of genderific, fabulous, fierce, freedom-seeking and community-grounded people. Together we can celebrate and show up for her the way she has held and shaped our lives and movement!
In love and struggle,
Miss Major’s Retirement Host Committee

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Show up and Show out! Drunktown’s Finest comes to Atlanta!

Hey Atlanta!
Here’s a great opportunity to  support a film written and directed by a Navajo trans woman AND TJFP’s upcoming 9-29-15_DrunkTownsFinest (4)award that will make grants to Native American/Two Spirit groups and organizations in the US working for trans justice.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 26th and bring yourself, a friend, or a group to support the debut of Drunktown’s Finest!

We’re hoping to pack that HOUSE!

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

More about the film:

Writer and director Sydney Freeland was born and raised on a Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—dubbed “Drunktown.” The disconnect between her experiences and the media’s portrayal of reservation life compelled her to create last year’s Sundance success, Drunktown’s Finest. The narrative feature offers not one, but three harrowing interwoven tales of loss and triumph at or around a reservation in Drunktown. Felixia, a trans woman, pursues a spot in the “women of the tribe” calendar. Sick Boy confronts violence and drug abuse. Nizhoni seeks out her past, well after being adopted by a white family. At its core, the film represents the ongoing search for identity and Freeland’s desire to more honestly portray reservation life.  View the full article
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Drunktown’s Finest supports TJFP. First stop, Asheville, NC!

9-29-15_DrunkTownsFinest (2)The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by director Sydney Freeland to receive a portion of the proceeds from the film Drunktown’s Finest.

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming grant specifically for Two Spirit/Native American grassroots groups and organizations working on trans justice.

If you’re in Asheville, North Carolina or nearby, mark you calendar’s for October 15th.  Please come out and show your support.  This film is not to be missed!  Additional film screening information and viewing locations on the way.

Go here to read the VICE interview with Sydney Freeland about Drunktown’s Finest.

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Don’t Stop Believing! Just $1,014 to go!

Amazing!  People are really amazing!

A huge thank you to everyone who’s already donated, reposted or tweeted about our April Fundraising Campaign.

What you can’t see from the counter on our fundraising page (because it only reflects paypal donations) is that we are now just $1,014 away from raising $15,000 in one month!

We’re on the edge of our seats with our fingers crossed that by midnight tonight we’ll have met our goal.  If you have been thinking about making a donation of $1, $5, $50 or more to support trans led, grassroots, trans justice groups and organizations around the country… here’s your chance!

Keep believing with us!

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